The diversity of enriched microbes in your gut can help keep you healthy and researchers say that the secret to a healthy microbiome is a healthy, fiber-fueled diet.
What we eat is what our microbes get to eat, so our diet largely shapes the communities of our indigenous gut microbiome. The gut and immune system have a very close relationship and an estimate of 70%–80% of immune cells are located in the gut. Having a healthy microbiome is important for many aspects of immune health. Imbalances in the microbiome (dysbiosis) have been associated with inflammation and many chronic diseases. Diet plays a very significant role in the health of our microbiome. The food we eat provides nutrients to support both the growth and diversity of our microbiome. A diverse diet rich in prebiotic and probiotic foods is optimal.
Indeed, a healthy diet is one of the best ways to promote a healthy microbiome and one way to ensure a resilient gut microbiome is by eating a diet rich in fiber. In general, high dietary fiber increases the diversity of the gut bacteria, and the more diverse a microbial community, the harder it is to disrupt. Although, just like other food groups, all dietary fiber is not created equal, and while we figure out what kind of fiber is good for what purpose, we can continue to recommend a high fiber diet in general or at least a modified version for people following Low FODMAP.
Gutbiome Advanced Synbiotics contains a broad spectrum of 18 multi strains of beneficial bacteria to create abundance in healthy microorganism growth and diversity whilst also including prebiotics that are also Low FODMAP compliant. A rich diverse microbiome is a key measurement of gut health. Gut diversity strengthens our microbiome to become more functional and resilient to viral infections and bacterial invaders and disease.