The home of an estimated 100 trillion organisms, the gut is the “second brain” of the body. Simply put, a healthy digestive system is essential. As a result, it's important to balance our gut bacteria in order for our bodies to function best. When it comes to the gut, the battle is always on between good and bad bacteria. Diet is a huge factor in the balance of bacteria in … [Read more...] about Probiotics, Prebiotics… What’s the Difference?
You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean Diet, and the incredible impact it can have on health. It started when scientists wanted to find out why death from cardiovascular diseases (the number one cause of death in the U.S.) is significantly lower in countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Their research findings credit the Mediterranean Diet due to its many benefits: reduced … [Read more...] about The Mediterranean Diet Improves Gut Health
New research has shown that the foods we eat directly affect the bacteria in our gut, thereby having a powerful impact on the health of the entire body. When your gut works better, your body works better. The home of an estimated 100 trillion organisms, your gut is the “second brain” of your body. The gut does everything from transforming food into fuel for the body, to … [Read more...] about Heal Your Gut (And Your Body) With These Tips!
Science is now investigating whether gut health could also be a proponent of obesity. When gut bacteria break down food, chemicals are released into the body. Certain chemicals may prompt the production of fat cells, according to new research. In theory, if the gut was functioning well, with plenty of good bacteria present to digest food as completely and quickly as … [Read more...] about New Research Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity
Fermented foods - they are becoming more common in the U.S. as recipe ingredients, and as health foods. What does it mean to ferment a food? The process of fermentation occurs when sugars are converted into alcohol or organic acids by either bacteria or yeast. That’s right- the process that creates your favorite beer also produces foods like kimchi, olives, … [Read more...] about These Fermented Foods Improve Health and Blood Sugar