Current pandemic has reemphasized the importance of our immunity in the struggle against the virus. It’s hard for many to see the connection, but recent studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between digestive tract health and immunity. Microbes in our gut play a significant role in immune system regulation, but in addition also influence hormonal balance, energy levels, behavior and mood. Foods that are good for gut are also good in boosting the immunity. Such are fresh vegetables, fruits and fiber rich foods. Fermented and probiotic food also yield beneficial bacteria.
- In addition to protecting yourself from COVID-19 on the outside, it’s necessary to defend yourself on the inside.
- Ultimately, healthy gut microbiota protects us from pathogenic microbes while sparing normal cells.
- Fresh fruits, vegetables and fermented foods all help promote good bacteria inside the gut.
“Our gut is a home for several microbes, which plays an important role in regulating the health of immune system.”