It is possible that the type of organism/mostly bacteria, that we have in our gut can possibly influence our metabolic outcome. The most recent research reveals that our gut micro biota can influence our propensity toward obesity or tthinness. The studies suggest that obese persons have a difference in the composition of the gut genome. Studies in mice have associated the phylum Formicates with obesity and phylum Bacteroidetes with weight loss. The good news is that our diet appears to play an importance role in shaping the micro biota, and can be used for obesity prevention. The best approach to create a healthy gut is incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into our daily regime.
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are nondigestible nutrients that your gut flora use as energy. They can release short chain fatty acids. These short chain fatty acids can possibly alter the pH of the colon, enhancing certain functions of the gut. Examples of prebiotics are: artichokes, chicory root, barley, legumes, garlic, and greens: kale, mustard, and dandelion greens.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms purchased from a health food store and found in foods. These are also ccommonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria. They may be able to help prevent and treat some diseases. Probiotics can be essential in promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system.