NORMAL GUT FLORA (GUT BACTERIA): A NECESSITY FOR GOOD HEALTH
In previous articles, we have seen that about 100 trillion bacteria, both good and bad, live inside your digestive system, and collectively they're known as the gut microbiota. The number of bacteria present inside our digestive tract is approx. Ten times more than the total number of cells in our body. Every individual's gut microbiota is unique. An individual's food and lifestyle habits decide the type of bacteria Good (friendly) or Bad (Harmful) he/she will have in large number within the digestive tract. Subsequently, it also decides his or her health. If the number of Good (friendly) bacteria is more than that of a harmful (bad) one, it aids in maintaining good health. But if the opposite happens then, one has to suffer from many health-related problems.