If you’re looking to shed that extra layer of leftover winter (and spring) bloat, making your gut happy could be the step you’re missing. Your gut—also called the microbiome—comprises organs that digest food and is full of microbes like yeast, fungus, and bacteria that can help (or hurt) the process. Keeping the “good” microbes happy and the “bad” ones at bay is key to controlling cravings, fat storage, maintaining a healthy weight, and even boosting happiness.
Other research shows that an out-of-balance microbiome could lead to weight gain, obesity, cravings, and other health conditions, so it’s important to keep it in tip-top shape. Here are our recommendations for keeping your gut happy and healthy for your best summer gut ever.