The variety of microbes that live in and on our bodies are collectively called our microbiota. There are over 10,000 different species. And 95% of them can be found in the gastro-intestinal tract.
Gut microbiota have a remarkable potential to influence our physiology, both in health and in disease. Some of the key players in our gut microbiota that support our health are the Bifidobacteria and the Lactobacilli.
They can reduce pathogen growth by producing antibacterial compounds, they can break down fibres, producing metabolites like short-chain fatty acids that can impact gut health, and they can support the immune system in reducing inflammation.
Watch the video and learn what can happen when the gut microbiota is out of balance, and discover how nutrition plays a major role in influencing the gut microbiota.
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