The impact of our gut microbiome on our physical and mental wellbeing

The impact of our gut microbiome on our physical and mental wellbeing

Our intestinal tract is colonized by a diverse set of bacteria and other microbes that (together with their genes and products) is also known as the gut microbiome.

Recent studies have shown that the gut microbiome plays a crucial role in our health. It educates our immune system and interacts in various ways with our brain and other body organs through bioactive compounds(1), obtained by fermentation of dietary fibers.

Therefore, our gut microbiome has an impact on both our physical and mental wellbeing.

A variety of studies have demonstrated that:

  • A healthy gut microbiome requires a whole plant-based prebiotic-rich diet.
  • The intake of sufficient and multiple types of prebiotic fibre reduces the risk on a great number of life-style diseases, such as type 2diabetes, colon cancer, obesity and related metabolic diseases.

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Literature:

1 Blaak EE, Canfora EE, Theis S, Frost G et al (2020) Short chain fatty acids
in human gut and metabolic health. Benef Microbes 11:411-455. doi:
10.3920/BM2020.0057