Why Do We Need Bacteria | Activia (UK)
Why do we need good bacteria?
Your body is home to 100 trillion bacteria and keeping them in balance is essential to your wellbeing.
You’re at least as much microbe than human
For every cell in your body, there are around 10 microbes. They make up around 1 to 2kg of your total body weight. And include over 100 different species.
Your gut is their go-to home
95% of your microbes and bacteria live in your gut. They are central to your wellbeing. When they function optimally they support your overall health.
They can support your digestive health
They break down the food your body cannot digest, so you can extract more nutrients and energy from what you eat.
But things can go belly up…
Your gut flora is influenced by your diet, lifestyle and environment.
Drastic changes can lead to a disrupted ecosystem, which do not function properly, that could be featured by harmful bacteria outnumbering the good one in some instances.
Your gut needs the right nutrients to function properly
To make sure your microbiota is in good shape, you have to eat a balance diet with a wide variety of foods, including fibre-rich foods.
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