But what exactly are gut microbiome, and how do they affect our health? Let's get to know them a little better...
What are gut microbiome?
You may expect us to go all 'sciencey' on you at this point, and we will a little - but actually, it's a fairly straightforward answer!
You may already know that we are home to trillions of teeny tiny microbes made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms. And the majority of these microbes are found happily residing in our large intestine - and are collectively known as our gut microbiota.
Now, the microbiome is the name given to all of the genes inside these microbial cells. They're 100% unique to you and are constantly working hard to keep you healthy - a bit like us!
How does the gut microbiome affect our health?
These incredibly smart little things play a lead role in our health and wellbeing. They can help...
- manage cholesterol and hormonal balance
- control our blood sugar and help with weight management
- produce vitamins and prevent us from getting infections
- communicate with our nervous system and brain
- reduce the risk of many health conditions, from heart disease to diabetes - and even many cancers
...plus many, many more.
And how does Bio&Me support my gut microbiome?
Looking after your gut microbiome doesn’t have to be complicated! You just need to eat a variety of plant-based foods. In fact, our founder and gut specialist Dr Megan Rossi recommends we aim for 30 different plant-based foods every week. And the more, the merrier!
That's why we've packed our prebiotic granolas, mueslis and porridges with 15+ different types of plant goodness, and our prebiotic yoghurts with 18 different live and active cultures - totalling over 700 billion cultures per pot!
Every Bio&Me spoonful is packed full of deliciously diverse plant goodness to help you and your biome nourish and flourish. It's all about health and happiness from the inside out!