If I asked you what type of cells is the human body primarily composed of - you might give the obvious answer - human cells.
Ah, but it is never the obvious answer. Sure, we have a hefty 37 trillion human cells in our body, but that is nothing compared to the 100 trillion NON-HUMAN cells we have in our body!
No, at least not that I know of. Those 100 trillion non-human cells are microbes, or bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, and viruses that we now know live in our bodies. These microbes that live in our gut, may just be one of the key elements to health an wellness.
As this article explains, researchers like Jeff Leach are discovering fascinating connections between the microbes that live in our body and our health -
"In the coming years, you will be hard-pressed not to find miles and miles of food aisles with products that promote our microbiome,” said Jeff Leach, founder of the Human Food Project, and a pioneer in the rapidly advancing field of research involving the human microbiome.
Research in this area is mind-blowing in terms of the medical treatment possibilities it opens up for modern diseases like diabetes, cancers, and obesity.
And many researchers now acknowledge that it is possible (and probably advisable) to eat foods that “feed” our microbiome. Step aside low fat, high protein, low carb, low calorie, low sugar whatever. Enter the era of healthy bacteria, probiotic, prebiotic, and fermented foods that foster a happy gut."
While much attention and health debate centers around the amount of protein, fats and sugar in our diet, researchers now believe that fiber may be the more important element. Fiber plays a key role in feeding the microbes in our gut and keeping us healthy.
What fruit happens to be very high in fiber? Yep, the Baobab Fruit. From personal experience we knew our Limitless Baobab Powder packed a serious nutritional punch and this new research further explains the health benefits of the Baobab fruit.
While we have not tried it yet, the Human Food Bar sounds like a Do Good and Feel Good winner. The bar is made of all natural ingredients like almonds, honey, raisins and Baobab fruit powder. The ingredients are blended to provide food to nourish your microbiome. That is the Feel Good.
The Do Good is that proceeds from the sale of the bar go to support the research for the Human Food Project and the Hadza hunter and gathers in Africa.
Make sure to read the Epoch Times article on Feeding Your Microbiome.
Check out the Human Food Project, Looks Like a Great Organization