Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find

Research shows how a certain bacterium found in the human gut can break down a chemical commonly found in processed foods, such as ultra-pasteurized milk, pasta, chocolate and breakfast cereals. Published in Cell Host & Microbe, the findings generate invaluable insight into how gut microbes break down processed foods and lower the risk of health conditions often associated with those foods, such as … Continue reading Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find

Destroy diabetes with a diet that encourages gut bacteria

Following a specialized diet, one that yields high levels of the short-chain fatty acids acetate or butyrate, may keep type-1 diabetes in check, an animal study found. Short-chain fatty acids are touted as the main products of dietary fiber fermentation, and have been associated with a host of health benefits. On the other hand, type-1 diabetes is an autoimmune … Continue reading Destroy diabetes with a diet that encourages gut bacteria