The microflora acts like millions of little workers helping us to digest food, especially certain types of fibre. This helps to provide us with more energy, with 5% of our total energy coming from the breakdown of fibre by our microflora.
These friendly bacteria are also essential in helping us absorb the beneficial antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables and in acting as a protective barrier to help prevent toxins from passing through the walls of the intestines into our bodies. An imbalanced microflora can lead to intestinal issues, including discomfort and bloating, as well as affecting our energy, leading us to feel sluggish and tired.
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