Why are gut bacteria important?

Posted by nutritionist 04/01/2019 0 Comment(s) gastrointestinal health,

If you are suffering from one of the following conditions (e.g. poor skin conditions, mental and immune health, bad breath or abnormal bowels), you may be lacking of good bacteria in your gut! So what’s the big deal?

 

Did you know that your gut bacteria play a vital role in your well-being? They can affect the ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol level in your blood, your blood pressure and even your risk of becoming obese or developing type 2 diabetes.

 

A recent study examined the gut microbiome composition and pulse wave velocity (an assessment of arterial stiffness) of 617 middle-aged women. The researchers found that women with higher arterial stiffness had lower diversity of healthy gut bacteria compared to those with heathier arteries.

 

*Increased arterial stiffness is linked to an elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes.

 

What Should You Do?

 

You can improve your gut bacteria by:

 

  • Taking probiotics

 

  • Try out FloraGenesis Ultra-Wellness, a superior, research-proven formula containing 50 billion live probiotics from 15 diverse strains for a wide range of health benefits (supports good gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular health, healthy weight and more). *With a patented 5-layer microencapsulation, the probiotics are protected against heat, stomach acid and intestinal bile to ensure maximal delivery and efficacy!

 

  • Consuming a nutritious diet (eat more high-fiber foods e.g. fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes)

 

  • Decreasing your sugar intake and alcohol consumption

 

  • Having sufficient sleep
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