Summary #874

Cooking shapes the structure and function of the gut microbiome
  • Plants served cooked have a different effect on the rat gut microbiome than plants served raw.
  • The shifts in gut microbiota were also detectable in humans.
  • This study shows that it’s not just the diet, but also how it’s served that determines how food influences our microbiome.
  • It gives support to the hypothesis that the direction of evolution of humans and our microbiomes was influenced by cooking.


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