A guide to care for our intestinal bacteria and allow them to take care of us. Or how to feed ourselves well and in a pleasing way
We harbor in our bodies some 40 trillion microorganisms, a collection of microscopic beings composed mainly of bacteria, but also viruses, fungi and archaea, unique to each of us like a fingerprint. The vast majority of this microbiota resides in the colon and performs crucial functions for human survival, from digesting food and extracting vitamins and energy to training our immune system.
In the last 20 years, science has discovered more and more about how this microbial community, when it is balanced, stable and diverse, contributes to maintaining the overall health of the organism and how, to this end, food plays a fundamental role. But what should we eat to properly nourish these bacteria? How does what we eat influence this community of microorganisms and these, in turn, influence our well-being?
This is not a book of superfoods, nor of miraculous cures or diets, nor of plans to detoxify the intestine, but a solid and proven manual based on the latest scientific evidence. In it, the world's leading experts in this young field of research share with the reader the existing knowledge in a clear and understandable way, as well as useful and practical advice to apply the latest science on the microbiota to everyday life. Definitively, the book aims to help us eat better, with proposals that combine the most recent knowledge with the bases of the Mediterranean diet, the one we know so well and which is delicious and has also proven to be the most appropriate in this are to be healthier and happier.
A prestigious scientific journalist and a food research center of international reference join forces to publish a book that definitively organizes, clarifies and gives reliable, real and practical guidelines to care for intestinal health.
A well-documented work based on the latest scientific evidence on the subject and with the participation of leading international experts and scientists who explain their most recent discoveries, in a language that is accessible to everyone.