Inside of each of our bellies, there is a remarkably diverse and wonderful ecosystem called our gut biome. This consists of billions of microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi that all work together to keep us alive. The health of this ecosystem is dependent, to a large degree, on what we feed it – as in what we eat. The better our food, the healthier the gut biome. Many of these microorganisms are resistant to antibiotics, which means if we are given antibiotics to treat an infection, these antibiotic-resistant microbes will make it a lot harder for the antibiotics to do their job.
But if we eat a healthy high-fiber diet rich in plant-based nutrients, our biome will be populated by more antibiotic-friendly organisms, and the whole system will be better at fighting infections and keeping us stronger. So high-fiber foods are not only among the most delicious things we can eat, they are also the best for us.
Our source for this meme is the Agricultural Research Service via VegNews