Andreu Prados

About Andreu Prados

Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

The term 'gut health' has become increasingly popular among scientists and healthcare practitioners, as well as on social media. From a scientific point of view, however, it is still unclear exactly what gut health is and how it can be measured. We asked dietitians Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena about what constitutes a healthy gut and why taking care of your gut is important for your overall health and well-being (Part 2).

Your gut health is about more than just good digestion. Experts are increasingly recognizing that optimal gut health is required for overall good health and wellbeing. As such, maintaining a balanced gut microbiome and keeping your gut barrier in good shape is a good idea for everyone.

While initial studies focused on characterizing the gut microbiome, there has been a shift in the field towards mechanistic research focusing on microbiome influence on host phenotype. Here, science and medical writer Andreu Prados updates major breakthroughs in the field in 2019.