New study stresses the importance of a high-fiber diet in keeping the gut healthy, by maintaining a microbial environment conducive to healthy biologic processes. Rodents were given an identical amount of microbes and then subjected to first a high-fiber, and then in specific cases, a low-fiber diet. Data culled from the test animals fed the lower fiber diets, gave rise to several disturbing insights. Not only were these animals compromised biologically by having a significant amount less gut bacteria, in all about 60% less, but they also did not rebound with the renewal of a high-fiber diet. Moreover, there was scarring that resulted and was capable of being passed onto later rodent generations.
- To find out how low and high fiber diets might affect the gut, rodents were loaded with identical microbes.
- The rodents were initially put on high fiber diets and then a subset were given low-fiber intakes.
- The low fiber initiates had lower density microbe environments in their guts, a situation which proved difficult to remedy and which was in turn passed down to later rodent generations.
“There are at least 1,000 different kinds of bacteria and 40 million microbial cells found in our gut.”
Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-06-a-low-fiber-diet-can-decrease-healthy-gut-bacteria-by-60.html
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