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Gut Health

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Dt. Mikita Gandhi 92% (12 ratings)
BSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduation in Clinical Nutrition with Specialization in Diabetes and Cardiac Care, Nirmala Niketan COlege of Home Science, Mumbai
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai  •  10 years experience
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The food you eat obviously plays a role in the bacterial makeup of your gut, but so do a lot of other factors, including the nature of your birth. Research shows that babies delivered vaginally grow up to have more diverse microbiomes than those delivered via C-section, thanks to the exposure they get to different bacteria as they pass through the birth canal. Breastfeeding has also been shown to foster beneficial gut bacteria.

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