⭐Super cool NEW research shows just how important the bacteria in your gut is for your health …
… and also for preventing and treating disease in the future! 💯
It’s not just the bacteria that matters, but also the genes they contain.
🤓Interesting fact: your gut microbiome has 200 times more genes than your entire body!
💪We all know broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are good for you, right? They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
👉 But they also contain chemicals called glucosinolates.
🦠There’s actually a bacteria in your gut – called Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – that can transform those chemicals into compounds called isothiocyanates, which have protective effects against certain cancers.
🥦 Amazing, right? Well, scientists have pinpointed exactly WHICH gene inside that bacteria that’s responsible for producing isothiocyanates – and discovered that adding it to other bacteria helps them produce it, too!
🥗The takeaway: Say yes to broccoli! And be sure to take care of your gut health with a healthy diet, enough sleep & exercise, and cutting back on stress … since they ALL affect your microbiome.
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