Guts & Brains! Why your microbiome matters.

Guts & brains—you’ve got both, so make sure they’re working as a team!

You have a gut microbiome in your body. It might sound ominous, but it’s a really good thing. The gut microbiome refers to all of the microbes in your intestines. These act as another organ—and you need them to stay healthy.

In fact, new research suggests that, among lots of other things, your gut microbiome might affect the central nervous system, which controls brain function.

From Healthline, here are 5 simple things you can do today to improve your gut health. Your microbiome will thank you! 😀

Lose the artificial sweeteners—They stimulate the growth of unhealthy bacteria.

Eat fermented and pre-biotic foods—Kombucha tea, yogurt, artichokes, bananas, asparagus, apples all contribute to healthy gut bacteria.

Try a plant-based diet—Veggie diets may help reduce inflammation and cholesterol.

Eat polyphenol-rich foods—More green tea, dark chocolate, olive oils and whole grains stimulate healthy bacteria.

Take a probiotic supplement—Live bacteria can help restore gut bacteria, so feed your gut healthy microbes!

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