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What the gut microbiome does

What is the gut microbiome and Why is it crucial for your health?

Written by: Good Nude Food Admin



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We’re excited to share insights on the gut microbiome and its vital role in your health. Trillions of microbes live in your gut, influencing your immune system and digestion. Your diet is crucial in maintaining a healthy microbiome, and knowing your gut's specific microbes can help you make the best dietary choices. Your diet plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.

Key Points about the Gut Microbiome:

  • Contains around 3 million genes, aiding in digestion, immune function, and pathogen protection.

  • Fibre-rich, minimally processed foods promote a healthy microbiome, while ultra-processed foods can harm it. 

What is the Gut Microbiome?

Your gut hosts trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa, collectively known as the gut microbiota. Each person’s microbiome is unique, influenced by diet, medications, genetics, birth method and age.

The world’s largest nutritional study (PREDICT Programme), found that identical twins share about 34% of their gut microbes, whereas unrelated individuals share around 30%. 

What is the gut microbiome

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What Does the Gut Microbiome Do?  

Crucial functions of the Gut Microbiome:

  • Extracting nutrients from food

  • Digesting fiber and proteins

  • Producing vitamins B and K

  • Shaping the immune system

  • Protecting against pathogens

Microbes convert fiber into metabolites like short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are vital for gut health, blood sugar control, appetite regulation, and the immune system. Additionally, they help digest proteins and produce essential vitamins. 

What the gut microbiome does

"All disease begins in the gut."


Why Is the Gut Microbiome Important for Your Health?  

Scientists have identified over 1,000 bacterial species in gut samples, with each person having around 160 species. The most abundant groups include Firmicutes (e.g., Lactobacillus), Bacteroidetes (e.g., Prevotella), and Actinobacteria (e.g., Bifidobacterium).

The balance of microbes in your gut directly affects your health. An imbalance can contribute to conditions like obesity and autoimmune diseases. Nurturing your gut microbiome is essential for improving your gut health and overall well-being.

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"The single greatest predictor of a healthy gut microbiome is the diversity of plants in one’s diet."

Will Bulsiewicz


Nurturing your gut microbiome is essential for overall well-being. Explore how your diet impacts your unique microbiome and take steps towards a healthier you.

You can nurture your gut microbiome today by incorporating our SUPERKRAUT range into your daily meals. 

If you want to buy gut healthy, fermented sauerkraut, you can check out more on our store

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Fermented food expert Evonne Morrison

The Author: Evonne Morrison

Evonne Morrison is a dedicated fermented food expert and small business owner. After experiencing her own issues with gut health, she is passionate about creating foods which improve the gut health of her customers.

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