The hot topic of “intestinal flora” refers to the biology and condition of bacteria in the intestines. The name comes from the fact that the bacteria in the intestines look like a flower garden when viewed under a microscope. Recently, it has been discovered that intestinal bacteria have a variety of health effects on the mind and body.
Let’s keep our intestines healthy by adding intestinal activities to our lifestyle to prevent and improve allergies, lose weight, and improve not only our bodies but also our minds.
【Essential for Healthy Intestines】
・Probiotics: Bacteria and yeast that work well in the intestines.
ex) Miso, Kimchi, Natto, Koji pickles, Lactobacillus beverages, Rice bran pickles, Yogurt, etc.
・Prebiotics: Food ingredients that serve as food for your intestinal bacteria and promote the growth of good bacteria.
ex) Dietary fiber, Oligosaccharides, etc.
If you eat fried foods, sweets, and snacks, you will not be able to achieve a good balance of intestinal bacteria even though you are getting all the essential nutrients. Brown rice has a good balance of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. The role of dietary fiber is essential for the growth of bacteria. By simply replacing rice with a brown rice diet, you can incorporate a wealth of dietary fiber. Get a beautiful intestine for a healthy life!