Main­tain a healthy weight

Canadian Living - - HEALTH & FITNESS | BODY TALK -

Try­ing to shed a few pounds? Take a closer look at the health of your gut flora. “A study found that the mi­cro­biota from obese peo­ple thrives on low-fi­bre, high-fat and high-sugar di­ets,” says Mccoy. Also, re­search sug­gests that cer­tain bugs may make you de­sire spe­cific foods, yet oth­ers can keep crav­ings in check. And mul­ti­ple stud­ies have demon­strated that if your mi­cro­biome is un­bal­anced, it can af­fect how ef­fi­ciently food is me­tab­o­lized.

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