A diverse gut microbiota consists of different types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.) that produce thousands of powerful compounds and coexist harmoniously in the habitat of the host gut. Diet and lifestyle patterns are the biggest impact factors that influence the variety of bacteria in your gut. A healthy lifestyle and maintaining a varied diet allows us to preserve the diversity of our microbiota.
And why is diversity important? A greater diversity of microorganisms in the gut microbiota is directly correlated with gut and overall health and well-being. As we have already explained before, a high degree of microbial diversity is not only desirable in humans but also in other species and the environment. Diversity is the key!
Knowing this, we can say that the more diverse the diet, the more diverse the microbiota. Ready to find out more? Have a look at our new Gut Microbiota for Health infographic to learn how diet plays a key role in obtaining a more diverse microbiota and how you can promote good gut health through diet.
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