If you know a thing or two about gut bacteria (and chances are you do if you’re reading this) then you may have heard the term gut diversity. It refers to not just the number of bacteria in your gut but also to the different types of bacteria that make up that number.
Here’s why it matters
We know our gut bacteria are linked to our health in countless ways, but what you may not know is that in study after study, greater gut diversity has been linked to better health in both adults and children—from good digestion and immune function to respiratory health, weight management and even a lower risk of disease.
Feed your friendly bacteria
In case you’re wondering what a healthy gut eats, scientists have been studying that too. It seems that a Mediterranean diet—one that includes plenty of healthy fats, protein, and especially fiber from fruit, non-starchy veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes—is a recipe for a happier, more diverse gut. In addition to a healthy diet, Renew Life® multi-strain daily probiotic supplements also support gut balance to help you feel your best every day.*
Gut Microbiota. Volume 65, Issue 11. High-level adherence to a Mediterranean diet beneficially impacts the gut microbiota and associated metabolome.