So many people are currently asking themselves what they should eat to stay healthy. What most of them may not know is that the answer might depend on their gut microbiota. There are, however, some pieces of advice that everyone can follow, which include eating more plant-based foods with fiber and fermented foods such as yogurt and kefir. In other words, ensuring you are consuming both prebiotics and probiotics—and even synbiotics, which is the term used when they are found together.

During the 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2020 held in Madrid (Spain), we at GFMH had the opportunity to interview Andrea Hardy, a registered dietitian from Canada, where she is recognized as one of the leaders in her field. In Andrea’s opinion, it is all about getting back to basics: good nutrition, enough sleep, less stress and more physical exercise. “All of those important things we think of as being helpful for our health also help us by way of the gut microbiota.”