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The Mediterranean Diet Can Help Keep Your Gut Happy


The Mediterranean Diet Can Help Keep Your Gut Happy

October 30, 2019 at 8:35 AM

A diet high in fish and vegetables can help keep your gut healthy. Getty Images

  • A new study presented this week found that eating a plant-based diet or a Mediterranean diet can affect your gut microbiome.
  • “Friendly” bacteria are more likely to appear when people eat a healthy, well-rounded diet.
  • Researchers are still learning about the microbiome and how it can affect your health.

Trillions of bacteria and other microbes live in the human digestive system. Together, they form a community that’s known as the gut microbiota.

Many bacteria in the microbiota play important roles in human health, helping to metabolize food, strengthen intestinal integrity, and protect against disease.

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