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Getting to know your gut microbiota

24 Jun 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Do you know the surface of your digestive tract? How many kilos does it weigh? A new infographic from GMFH gives an overview of the fascinating world of gut bacteria.

Hana Kahleova, Director of Clinical Research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Washington, USA), explains the effect of a plant-based diet on the gut microbiota and why it is beneficial for your overall health and wellness.

There is a lot of information out there about the foods you should choose to support your gut health. In part 4 of our series, registered dietitians Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena help you separate facts from fiction as you try and optimize your health.

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