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Diet to boost gut microbiome developed by Perth researchers after TV experiment


Diet to boost gut microbiome developed by Perth researchers after TV experiment
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"Generally, people know when they have gut problems — they have bouts of diarrhoea or constipation, bloating, pain, distension," nutrition researcher Amanda Devine said."People can use the [diet] to increase high resistant starch over a couple of weeks, and then you would be able to improve, hopefully, your bowel health, feel better."If you did have problems with diarrhoea or constipation they may be alleviated. "You might also find it a cheaper way of eating as there are only small amounts of meat and fish, but in adequate amounts that you are meeting your requirements for nutrients."Eating for good healthProfessor Devine, from the university's School of Medical and Health Sciences, said gut health was an emerging science."We really believe that what is in the microbiome of people's guts and people's bowels has a large interplay with their overall health.

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