Want better gut health?
I recently read a fascinating study in the American Society for Microbiology.
Study participants who ate more than 30 different types of plants each week had gut microbiomes that were MORE DIVERSE than those who ate 10 or fewer types of plants each week.
Why is a DIVERSE microbiome important?
A diverse microbiome means that there are many different types of good bacteria living in the digestive tract.
What qualifies as a plant?
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, herbs and spices.
On a personal note…
Ever since I read this study, I’ve been motivated to buy different plant foods & eat more variety. I visualize all those different foods feeding all the different types of good bacteria. I’m sure they are all cheering down there & thanking me.🙌
PS: I love that this study isn’t about what to take out of your diet for gut health… which is so much of the advice out there. Eliminate this, eliminate that. But, this study is the opposite!!! It’s all about adding to your diet! 🎉
USE THE CHECKLIST!!!