Plant-based foods for a healthy immune system
What you can do:
- Eat more organic fruit and vegetables
- Increase soluble and insoluble fibre
The most important role of fibre in the diet is to feed intestinal bacteria. When gut bacteria consume fibre, they produce a fatty acid by-product known as butyrate, and people that consume fibre are therefore less likely to suffer from inflammatory disorders like Crohn’s disease, colitis, and leaky gut.