3 years ago
Scientists now believe that the health of our intestinal microbes, which are believed to contribute to the onset of chronic diseases, may be seriously affected by poor diet. Microbiologist
“Where did that diversity come from? Humans can’t digest soluble fiber, so we enlist microbes to dismantle it for us, sopping up their metabolites. The Burkina Faso microbiota produced about twice as much of these fermentation by-products, called short-chain fatty acids, as the Florentine. That gave a strong indication that fiber, the raw material solely fermented by microbes, was somehow boosting microbial diversity in the Africans.”
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