Americans don’t eat enough fiber. Our once-varied microbiomes (colonies of thousands of different bacterial strains in the gut) are at risk of losing bacteria vital to our survival — and that of our descendants.
Bacteria are living organisms, which means they have to eat. One way to enhance beneficial flora is to provide nutrition for them, in the form of prebiotics. By giving bacteria the food they like, we help them grow and maintain their balance in our digestive tract.
You can take a prebiotic supplement to help feed your microbiome, but you can also choose delicious high-fiber whole foods. However you choose to nurture your gut — just be sure you do it. Your health could depend on it.
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