Micro-what? As Dr. Shawna Darou, Naturopathic Doctor, explains, the microbiome is the “more than 100 trillion microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, mouth, nose, throat, lungs, skin and urogenital tract”. If you’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the microbiome lately, it’s for good reason: Having the right balance in your microbiome is essential for good health.
Did you know that in your gut there’s a war going on between good and bad bacteria? As Kate Scarlata, registered and licenced dietician, explains “our intestines need a balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria”. When the bacteria in your intestines gets out of balance, from using antibiotics or from illness, your immune systems becomes weakened and digestion issues often occur. To prevent an overgrowth of bad bacteria, maintain a strong immune system, produce vitamins for our body and improve digestion, probiotics from the following foods are beneficial.