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.

The last 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit hold in Madrid on March updated the science behind diet, the balance between gut microbiota and the immune system, mental health, food intolerances and functional gut disorders, among others. Check out here the Summit’s official report.