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EATING FOR A HEALTHIER GUT

We’ve known for several years now that the bacteria in your intestine is related to your mental health. We want diversity in what scientists call the gut’s microbiome: Reduced diversity is related to allergies, inflammation, diabetes, and obesity, along with depression and anxiety.

An article in the New York Times last week delves into gut health, and I recommend reading it and considering some diet changes.

Here’s the biggest takeaway: Reduced calorie, plant-based diets lead to healthier guts.

The article suggests the best way to transform your gut (and therefore your health) is to switch to a high fiber diet focused on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

It’s a big change, but it could mean a huge improvement in quality of life.

Go here to read the New York Times article.

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