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Trust Your Gut
As people become familiar with their immune systems, Nutritional Immunology moves to the forefront of modern consciousness. Nutritional Immunology focuses on studying the influence of nutrition on the immune system and its protective functions. E. EXCEL’s mission of sharing the knowledge of Nutritional Immunology with the world continues to this day after 36 years.
The gut has often been referred to as the second brain, hence the phrase, “Trust your gut!” As gut health gains popularity, it becomes increasingly obvious that a fiber-rich diet may be optimal. This excerpt from an article published in 2020 in Nutrition Reviews expands on this topic:
“Depression affects more than 300 million people globally and is one of the leading causes of disability […]. Dietary fiber is widely recognized as a key component of a healthy diet, yet inadequate intakes are typical in many countries. […] An increased intake of dietary fiber is associated with the prevention of cardiovascular disease and, more recently, the prevention of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Dietary fiber is a crucial component of a healthy diet, with benefits that can be attributed to processes in the gut microbiota and the resulting by-products. A high-fiber diet potentially lowers inflammation by modifying both the pH and the permeability of the gut. The resultant reduction in inflammatory compounds may […] reduce symptoms of depression.” *
Read the full article here.