Fawning over flora

Good bacteria: a key to good health

Theories abound as to why obesity is rare among those who eat plant-based diets.

Dr. Michael Greger explores the idea that fiber, found only in plant foods, is digested by the good bacteria in our guts. The resulting compound, propionate, may be a key to understanding why a diet rich in plant foods has so many health benefits.

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