By Yuvaap Team Publish Jan 10, 2024
A diverse diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains promotes healthy gut flora, reducing the risk of negative health effects, while a lack can lead to negative health outcomes.
Prebiotics in fruits and vegetables promote gut bacteria growth and activity, and a lack of them can negatively impact gut health, especially when consumed in moderation.
Alcohol consumption can be harmful when consumed excessively, but moderate consumption can protect gut flora, as red wine's polyphenol content may offer protection.
Using antibiotics, even for a short period, can impact the variety and makeup of the gut bacteria. It's worth noting that this can potentially negatively impact gut bacteria, which could persist for up to two years.
Getting some exercise regularly can help increase the levels of good gut bacteria, like Bifidobacterium and Akkermansia. People who don't exercise regularly don't experience these positive effects.
The body has a natural 24-hour internal clock known as the circadian rhythm. Lack of sleep can mess with your body's natural rhythm, and it seems like it can mess with your gut bacteria too.
Too much stress can mess with your gut flora, throwing off the balance of good and bad bacteria. It's been found that stress can lead to an increase in harmful bacteria.