Although discoveries about the human intestinal system are occurring all the time, it’s not exactly new news that a healthy gut is very important to your overall well-being.
So, what is this “flora” everyone is talking about?
Your gut — and everyone else’s — is filled with microscopic bacteria, also called flora, that make up what is called the microbiome in your intestine. Flora generally keep your organs running smoothly and specifically help to break down food into nutrients and chemicals that every body needs. When your gut is out of balance, you probably don’t have as much energy and you could be more likely to get sick.