Gut bacteria... sounds like a big deal. Pretty sure mine could use some improvement. Now what?
Just starting to learn about it and i'm wondering if taking a priobiotic supplement makes sense or if I should add / modify something in my diet. I don't take any medication or supplements currently which I'd prefer to keep that way.
Supplements: I checked out a list of probiotics on Labdoor.com for their safety and quality rankings.
More Fruit / Fibers: The atlantic the published a piece suggesting fruit was better than taking supplements:
"In April, researchers at Tufts University posed a nutrition riddle. They compared people who took vitamin pills with people who got the same nutrients the old-fashioned way, by eating food.
Tracking intake of vitamins A and K, magnesium, and zinc, the scientists found that people were less likely to die of heart attacks and other diseases when these nutrients occurred in their diets. As the Tufts researcher Fang Fang Zhang said at the time, “There are beneficial associations with nutrients from foods that aren’t seen with supplements."
Any bacteria, fiber, probiotic enthusiasts here?
Any experts or thoughts?