A growing body of research indicates gut bacteria are important for your health. Consuming probiotics, found in fermented foods like yogurt, dietary supplements, and some Asian foods like miso, can help promote good gut bacteria. It’s important to eat prebiotics as well. Prebiotics are often found in fruit, nuts, and whole grains.
- An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms from hundreds of different species live in the bowels of every normal healthy person.
- These germs are absolutely essential to optimal health.
- Most of them are friendly and promote wellness, while only a few are normally harmful to humans.
“An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms from hundreds of different species live in the bowels of every normal healthy person.”