With all that this micro organism does, it’s possible you’ll be shocked to be taught that it loves fairly acquainted meals. “Those they actually like are pomegranate, green tea, and cranberry,” Hyman notes.

It is smart, as every of those meals is chock-full of phytochemicals: Particularly, pomegranates include a big quantity of tannins, flavonols, anthocyanins, which boast unimaginable antioxidant properties. Plus, these ruby-red seeds are additionally a great supply of prebiotic fiber, which feeds your intestine micro organism and retains the microbes blissful (Akkermansia muciniphila, amongst others).

Maybe we needn’t remind you about inexperienced tea’s antioxidant-rich, inflammation-managing properties, however the catechin EGCG might play a selected function in sure sorts of cancers (be taught extra here). As for cranberries? These tart berries are rich in polyphenols and ursolic acid, which additionally has anti-inflammatory effects.

“You may get good quantities of those phytochemicals via comparatively straightforward, accessible issues,” Hyman explains. “For instance, I exploit matcha inexperienced tea powder in my protein shake.” You may also add concentrated pomegranate or cranberry powders to your smoothies and oatmeal bowls (market choices here and here), or just seize a handful of contemporary fruit and begin snacking.