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"Boosting Good Bacteria in the Colon Without Probiotics"
Our friendly flora's digestion of fiber also yields another short chain fatty acid called butyrate, which may
fight against cancer by slowing the growth of colon cancer cells and activating programmed cancer cell death,
as well as preventing cancer in the first place. Butyrate may explain why fiber-filled plant-based
diets are so anti-inflammatory. A recent review concluded that butyrate seems to exert broad
anti-inflammatory activities and might be a good candidate to evaluate in the fight against
obesity-associated, and systemic inflammation in general. Now they're alluding to using it as some kind of
supplement, but we can produce more on our own naturally two ways. Number one, eating more plant foods...
since it's a byproduct of fiber digestion. And number two,
we can boost the number of butyrate producing bacteria in our colon by - eating more plant foods!
Different Butyrate Production Capacity in Individuals According to Diet. Not only do those eating
vegetarian harbor more good bacteria, period; vegetarian fecal samples showed the highest number of
copies of the butyrate producing genes.