Human Gut Microbes to Make Processed Food into Healthier Diet


The team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that the human gut microbes can make processed food healthier. A specific microbe – Collinsella intestinalis, which is present in the human gut can break the helpful chemicals that are present in a processed food product. This makes them healthy. The scientists published the study based on the result of the experiment on the mice. The mice  developed a large community of the bacteria. Further, this bacteria can support easy breakdown of fructoselysine.

The 9th October edition of the journal Cell Host & Microbe published the study. It states that the Collinsella intestinalis can significantly improve the rate of the decomposition of fructoselysine.

What Other Results Does the Study Offer?

According to Dr. Gordon, the study offers a broader perspective to understand the how the metabolism of the food components happen in the body. Additionally, it  shows even breakdown of certain chemicals that are harmful for the human body. Furthermore, this shall allow the processed food manufacturers to make the product even healthier.

Past studies suggest that abundance of the fructoselysine is one of the major reasons for obesity that further leads to conditions like diabetes and blood pressure. Hence, the new study paves way to the improving the health of people.

With these improvements in the sustainable environment, the development of Collinsella intestinalis can enhance and break fructoselysine in harmless chemicals.


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