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We all know we are supposed to eat foods high in fiber but many of us don't know exactly why. Research is now showing us how important the gut microbiome is. Dietary fiber is one of the very important components of your diet to keep the microbiome healthy:
“Regular consumption of dietary fiber helps prevent erosion of the intestinal mucus barrier by the gut microbiome, blunting pathogen infection and reducing the incidence of colitis.”
Simply put, dietary fiber strengthens the gut barrier and helps to prevent infection while reducing possible inflammation.
So get in your veggies and fruits!
Dr. Lorn Allison
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