Soluble and insoluble high fibers are two of the leading sources of nourishment to help support intestinal health. They can play a key role throughout the GI tract by strengthening the intestinal lining, providing microbial balance, and positively impacting digestive enzymes.
It’s helpful to understand the role enzymes play when it comes to intestinal health. Enzymes are biological catalysts that can speed up the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. When this process happens naturally, foods are digested properly and their nutrients are absorbed. But because of toxins in the body, which can be absorbed from processed foods and unhealthy air, enzymes can often stop working. When this happens, we lose natural microbial balance. This can lead to a digestive problem such as leaky gut.
The Role Of Microflora
Nutritional enhancements can help the microflora, a group of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and algae, that make up the microbiota. When fibers are introduced into the diet, there can be a recolonization of probiotic species that provide essential balance for the microbiome.
Gut Bacteria And Metabolism
To what extent do bacteria in the gut impact our metabolism?
They can play a significant role when it comes to breaking down foods. Researchers have drawn a clear connection between diet and the microbial community in our gut. There are specific bacteria that can alter your metabolism, a group of organisms known as bacteroidedes. Recolonization of the microbiota is one of the ways we can support metabolism.
Here at Systemic Formulas, we’ve been looking at nutrition from the “inside out and the outside in”. You can understand why when you consider the growing importance of the gastrointestinal health, and the role of the gut microbiome.