How to get a healthy gut microbiome

Healthy Microbiomes—Your non-human cells are important.

Did you know 90% of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells?

Did you know you can cultivate new microbiota (you might know it as gut flora) by changing what you eat?

Did you know when you eat a variety of healthy foods, we create a healthier microbiome?

Did you know a healthy microbiome helps our bodies digest and absorb nutrients?

So how do you get a healthy gut microbiome?

  • Eat a variety of different foods, like dark green veggies, nuts, fatty fish, and berries
  • Eat fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and pickles!
  • Cut artificial sweeteners
  • Eat whole grains
  • More plants, less meat
  • Take probiotic supplements
  • Only use antibiotics when necessary


Your gut microbiome (the microbes in your body) affects your body in many ways, including helping your immune system, and affecting the central nervous system (controlling brain functioning). Take care of your guts!

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