Katie Mack @AstroKatie (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes Jul. 16, 2019 1 min read

I have recently been obsessing about the 🦠MICROBIOME🦠 and this is what I have learned.

Things that make your gut microbes happy:

* fiber 🥜🥬🍎
* a diet that includes lots of different species of plants 🥦🌽🥑

Things that make them unhappy:

* sugar 🧁
* alcohol 🍸

I am sure there is more to it than this but these seem to be the main points; please enjoy your salad with the understanding that all your tiny internal friends will be delighted to receive it

Also:

Q: Why should I want to make my gut microbes happy?
A: There’s still a TON we don’t know but generally speaking if you have a nice thriving flock in there you’re healthier & maybe (!!) actually happier

Q: What if I LOVE alcohol & sugar?
A: Look that’s between you & your microbes


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