WHY MICROBES MATTER?
1. They may help regulate body weight…
Animal studies suggest that microbes may influence how much energy your body takes from each meal, which foods you crave, as well as controlling hunger pangs and blood sugar spikes. So, the wrong balance of your microbiome could make you fat, reveals Dr Mosley.
2. … and your immune system. In the last 50 years, thanks to our sterile environments, there’s been a massive rise in allergic conditions. But by altering the mix of bacteria in your gut, you could reduce their impact. 3. They control your mood, appetite and general health. The microbiome takes the bits of food our body can’t digest and converts them into hormones and chemicals, which can affect the above. Changing your gut make-up could help reduce issues like anxiety and depression.