Trillions of tiny organisms-including bacteria, fungi, and viruses-live inside our intestines. These microorganisms break down nutrients in our food, aid our immunity, and help keep us healthy. The population balances among these organisms can vary in different people due to factors including genetics, lifestyle, and diet. More studies are needed to understand how dietary habits affect our intestinal microorganisms.
To see how switching from a traditional Western diet (low in fiber, high in saturated fat) to a Mediterranean-like unprocessed foods diet (CLEAN-MED) changes the environment in the intestine. The CLEAN-MED diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains with little sugar or red meat.
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