3 Reasons to Eat Plants for Your Gut

  1. A diverse diet of whole food leads to a healthy diverse gut microbiota!
  2. Plant fibers not digested in the stomach and small intestines travel to the large intestines to feed the good bacteria there. Food like apples, artichokes, blueberries, almonds and pistachios all feed the good bacteria called Bifidobacteria.
  3. Prebiotics found in fruits and veggies in the form of “resistant starch” promote the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Ref: Robertson R., 10 ways to Improve Your Gut Bacteria Based on Science, Healthline Nov 18, 2016