Maintain a healthy weight
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.