A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract. The gut microbiota that resides in the gastrointestinal tract provides essential health benefits to its host, particularly by regulating immune homeostasis.

Moreover, alterations of these gut microbial communities can cause immune dysregulation, leading to autoimmune disorders.

Immune cells in the gut interact with the microbiome, the diverse array of bacteria and fungi that live in the gastrointestinal tract and are directly influenced by an individual’s diet and lifestyle. The foods we eat affect the diversity and composition of bacteria in the gut, which in turn affect immune cells.

Good food sources of complex carbohydrates are essential for gut health including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and cereals. Another important recommendation is to include foods that are rich sources of antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables.

Food is central, but supplements containing probiotics and prebiotics can support gut health. Through a number of studies probiotics have been shown to maintain gut health and prevent chronic bowel diseases such as IBD and restore leaky gut. Current evidence indicates a strong rationale for using probiotics, ESPECIALLY in synergistic combinations with prebiotics, to maintain gut health.

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