Fermented foods are a known source of lactic acid bacteria. A high-throughput sequencing analysis of food and human metagenomes proves that fermented foods are a source of lactic acid bacteria for the gut microbiome, and that abundance is shaped by both age and lifestyle.

Improving the health of your gut is one of the most effective ways to enhance your overall health and quality of life. In part 3 of our tips from dietitians, Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena share suggestions for maintaining or restoring your gut health (Part 3).

Gut microbiota alterations in obesity remain the subject of debate. Writing in Nature, Vieira-Silva and colleagues found that the undesirable Bacteroides 2 enterotype was more frequent in people with a higher body mass index, but not if they were taking statins.

COVID-19 primarily attacks the respiratory system. However, the links between the latter, your digestive tract and immune system make an examination of the role of nutrition and the gut microbiota in the fight against the virus relevant. Here is the first article of a two-part series on the subject.

The term 'gut health' has become increasingly popular among scientists and healthcare practitioners, as well as on social media. 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.