Turns out most of you know a decent amount about Gut Health! It's an important subject and can make a big difference in your digestion and how your body absorbs nutrients. Here's the results:
Question: What is the gut microbiome?
Answer: A community of bacteria that form a mini-ecosystem in our stomachs. You all got 100% correct on this one!
Question: What percent of all cells in the human body are bacterial cells?
Answer: 70% - Only a little over half of you got this one correct. The answer seems a little hard to believe, but the human body has a large amount of bacterial cells.
Question: Every person has a different set of microbes. What accounts for this?
Answer: What you eat and your environment
You all got this one correct! Fermented foods are a good way to introduce healthy bacteria to the gut ... think yogurt, kimchi, miso, kombucha
Question: Where do most of the bacteria in your body live?
Answer: Your large intestine. Only a little over half of you got this one right.
Stay tuned next month for a quiz about the calorie amounts in typical Thanksgiving food.