8 Steps to a Healthier Microbiome

Here are our recommendations for keeping your gut happy and healthy. Fermented foods are loaded with beneficial bacteria. 1. EAT A PLANT-BASED DIET WITH LOTS OF FIBER. The fiber in plant foods passes through the digestive system until it reaches the colon. Bacteria in the colon then break down the plant polysaccharides through fermentation into short-chain fatty acids, the largest amount as butyrate. Butyrate is the preferred energy source for cells in the colon and can help prevent colon cancer. 2. EAT...

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