Eating More Mushrooms May Be Good for Your Gut Health
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Eating More Mushrooms May Be Good for Your Gut Health

Superfoods like açaí, blueberries, and spirulina get a lot of time in the wellness spotlight, thanks to their vibrant color and photogenic qualities. But what about plain-looking superfoods like mushrooms? Mushrooms never seem to get their share of acclaim, which is unfair, considering they are loaded with nutrients.  These savory, edible fungi are:  Phosphorus, selenium,…

The Best Carbs for Gut Health Approved by Dietitians
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The Best Carbs for Gut Health Approved by Dietitians

Carbs are important for gut health. In fact, most foods containing carbohydrates contain fiber which helps signal our bodies that we need to have a bowel movement and pass food through our intestines. When your body does not receive the correct nutritional cues from your diet, it can lead to diseases like diabetes, obesity, and…

Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk
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Dementia: Anti-inflammatory Diets May Lower Risk

According to the United Nations (UN), the global population of those aged 60 and up will increase from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050, and it is predicted that dementia rates will rise in tandem with the aging population.  Dementia is a chronic disease that affects a large and growing number of…

Could the Location of Your Food Be Harming Your Gut Health?

Could the Location of Your Food Be Harming Your Gut Health?

When most people think of bacteria, they think of harmful diseases. But some bacteria are actually vital to our health. We live with trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms in our gut, which we call our microbiome. Without these microorganisms, our health would be unbalanced. They help digest food, support immune functions, and even…

Could Prebiotics Snacks Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria In Obesity?

Could Prebiotics Snacks Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria In Obesity?

Our gut contains archaebacteria, viruses, and fungi that are collectively known as the “gut microbiota.” Microbiota affects both our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, diets high in fat and lacking in dietary plant fibers fail to keep our microbiota well-fed. Because a healthy microbiota can help fend off a long list of conditions including cardiovascular…

Gut Bacteria May Not Recover For Over 6 Months After Antibiotics

Gut Bacteria May Not Recover For Over 6 Months After Antibiotics

The gut microbiome is essential in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning correctly. While many things can alter the balance of this miniature ecosystem, researchers have found a concerning link between gut bacteria and antibiotics. Since antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria, the microbiome can be disrupted for up to 6 months after treatment. Of…

Gut Microbiome Plays Role In Autism, Study Finds

Gut Microbiome Plays Role In Autism, Study Finds

According to a new study, autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. (1) What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. It can cause varying levels of social, communication, and behavioral differences, which can cause severe challenges. However, many people with ASD are also considered “gifted.” Several conditions…