Super cool NEW research shows just how important the bacteria in your gut is for your health …

… and also for preventing and treating disease in the future!

It’s not just the bacteria that matters, but also the genes they contain.

Interesting fact: your gut microbiome has 200 times more genes than your entire body!

 

We all know broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are good for you, right? They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

👉 But they also contain chemicals called glucosinolates.

There’s actually a bacteria in your gut – called Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – that can transform those chemicals into compounds called isothiocyanates, which have protective effects against certain cancers.

Amazing, right? Well, scientists have pinpointed exactly WHICH gene inside that bacteria that’s responsible for producing isothiocyanates – and discovered that adding it to other bacteria helps them produce it, too!

 

🥗The takeaway: Say yes to broccoli! And be sure to take care of your gut health with a healthy diet, enough sleep & exercise, and cutting back on stress … since they ALL affect your microbiome.

REFERENCE:

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00493-8