December 26, 2022
“Seventy percent of the immune system is located in the gut,” says David Heber, Immune cells in the gut interact with the microbiome, the diverse array of bacteria and fungi that live in the gastrointestinal tract and are directly influenced by an individual’s diet and lifestyle. The foods we eat affect the diversity and composition of bacteria in the gut, which in turn affect immune cells. Those gut bugs are healthiest and support strong immunity when their hosts (that’s us) consume plant foods that are high in fiber. Watch out to include lots of plants, good fats, protein, natural spices and herbs.