Health & Fitness

5 Tips To Improve Your Microbiome

Kristen Sparrow • May 28, 2020

Some tips for improving all of the bacteria that work for you!

Fruits and vegetable, of course.   Resistant starch. ie. legumes and starches that have been refrigerated(?!) High fiber content food. Exercise, of course. Probiotics, Fermented foods – like sauerkraut or kimchi.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Microbiome Healthier

Look after your gut microbes and they’ll look after you.


Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you and your gut microbes. Photo by Teri Virbickis /

It’s common for people to focus on their health at the start of the year. But few consider the well being of the microbes that live inside the human gut – the microbiome – which are vital to an individual’s good health.

How important are these bacteria? There are as many bacterial cells in us as there are human cells, and they help control everything from inflammation and the development and treatment of cancer to how much energy we get from our foods and perhaps even what foods we crave and our moods. When our microbiome becomes unbalanced, often indicated when certain species or groups of bacteria become overly abundant, these functions can be disrupted, contributing to the development of a wide range of diseases such as obesity, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and many others.