Better Gut Health for Better Aging

November 15, 2017

Research is well and truly flowing about those good (and sometimes bad) bacteria living in our gut, on our skin, and in other reservoirs, because almost everything tally’s up to it having a huge impact on pretty much every aspect of our health, and even parts of our personality.

The latest: your gut bacteria may be influencing aging by way of inflammation. When a sample of gut bacteria was take from an older mouse and put in a healthy, young mouse the younger mouse began to show symptoms of chronic inflammation, which is contributes to serious issues like stroke, heart attack, and dementia.

That means we may be able to slow aging and support good health with two steps: lots of antioxidants (to help balance out the inflammation) and supporting the good bacteria in your gut.

Supporting your gut health can be a long process, with one estimate saying it takes a year to establish a solid colony. Eating healthy foods and exercising (as well as sleeping and avoiding stress) help support a good colony, but having problem pathogens mixed in may slow your effort, so you have to push through. One way to kick-start your efforts is to make sure you’re getting probiotics in your diet each day. Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, or some canned goods have probiotics, or you could simplify with a probiotic supplement like Flora MGR. With a diverse array of strains and high microbe count, Flora MGR offers a big boost to your efforts toward a healthy gut.

It’s never too late to fight inflammation with healthy habits, like antioxidant rich foods and more probiotics in your diet.

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