Sticking to a Mediterranean-type diet benefits the gut.
Italian scientists found when 153 adult volunteers adhered to a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains they had higher levels of certain gut microbes and microbial metabolites. These gut constituents are recognized to protect against inflammatory diseases and colon cancer. This diet was high in fiber, but simply taking a fiber supplement will not have the same beneficial effects. Choosing real, whole foods provides the benefits.
PositiveTip: Consume a diet with an abundance of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.