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Nutrition: It's gut-check time when considering how microbiota affects healthy digestion


While those following a Paleo Diet that limits processed foods and bases their meal plan on meats, vegetables, fruits, seeds, and other foods more common among hunter-gatherer diets might be on to something, it’s challenging to adhere to a primitive diet in modern times. Hunter-gatherers’ eating patterns change with the seasons, which alters their gut microbes. Plus, our food, including fruits and vegetables grown on farms and orchards, has evolved over the centuries. While our microorganisms are lacking in variety, our food supply is much more diverse and plentiful.Here are some tips for improving your gut microbiota without taking a time machine back to primitive times:• Eat a wider variety of foods. Be adventurous and try new foods and ingredients often.• Consume more vegetables, fruits, seeds and beans.

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