Gut Health and Your Weight

Your Gut bacteria plays an important role in your health.It affects how foods are digested and also produces vitamins including vitamin K. Your Gut bacteria also helps the body fight infection.One study found that obesity was linked to lower Gut bacteria diversity.Other studies have shown that people with a high Fibre Diet are slimmer, which could be due to the part that Gut bacteria has in digesting Fibre.The bacteria Prevotella digests fiber and carbohydrates. In a study a number of people were given a high Fibre and whole grain diet for 26 weeks.People who had more Prevotella lost more body fat than those with a larger amount of Bacteroidetes.Studies have shown associations between Bacteroidetes’ abundance in stool and diets rich in animal foods which are high protein ,high fat and low in Fibre. A number of studies also show that satiety – signal transmitters increase when we eat food that our bacteria prefer!The Book ‘Gut’ by Giulia Enders is a good read! Enders/dp/1911344773 Also the Northern Ireland company has some good products for Organic Gut Health!


Published by carolinerainsford

I am Caroline Rainsford a Health Blogger and author of 'Health and Weight Management Teachings From The East' .I believe healthy eating habits ,exercise and self compassion are the keys to Health and weight management for all ages.Follow me on this blog to join in this healthy lifestyle community to engage your motivation and change !

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