Personalised nutrition: Everyone uses food differently: One person can eat a large piece of cake after a heavy main course and does not gain weight despite a high-calorie diet. The other, to the contrary, immediately notices changes on the scales as soon as he eats only a few days more than usual.
The intestinal bacteria, among others, are responsible for the different ways in which the waste is recycled. They break down the food, dissolve it into its components and make it easy for the body to absorb. Since the intestinal flora is composed individually for each person, the metabolism is always somewhat different. A personalised nutrition therefore makes sense.
Numerous studies have confirmed that people use food differently. We can now say exactly which bacteria are responsible for the utilization of which food components. Among other things, the following representatives cavort in our intestines and wait for their favourite food: Bacteroides: This type of bacteria loves to digest proteins and high-quality fats, such as those found in fish or nuts. Lactobacilli: These representatives are happy about dietary fibres, for example from lentils or bananas – and it is worth pampering the lactobacilli, because they digest lactose and can counteract intolerances. Bifidobacteria: If you would like to strengthen your immune system, you should, among other things, cultivate the genus Bifidobacterium – for example by regularly eating probiotic foods such as kefir or fermented vegetables.
If you eat as diverse and varied as possible, you will promote a great diversity in your intestinal flora. And a well-balanced microbiom provides well-being for the whole body.
However, your intestinal flora may be out of balance. There are many reasons for this; a long-term, unbalanced diet can be behind it, but taking an antibiotic can also affect the microbiome. Do you want to promote your intestinal bacteria and choose personalised food that best suits you and your intestines? Then you should first know how your bowel is doing.