Your gut doesn’t just affect your digestive health and make up 75% of your immune system, it also plays an important role in obesity and diabetes.
According to Chris Kesser, licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine, “the composition of the organisms living in your gut determines – to some extent, at least – how your body stores the food you eat, how easy (or hard) it is for you to lose weight, and how well your metabolism functions.”
A study published by Science magazine even showed that when the unhealthy gut flora from overweight mice was transferred to a group of skinny mice, they immediately started eating more and developed the same metabolic abnormalities the overweight mice had.
So if your digestion and immunity isn’t enough motivation to improve your gut health, maybe the extra pounds are?
This article was originally published on blog.cleanprogram.com
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