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Manage Your Microbiome

Wheat Bread

Whole grains, such as wheat and rye, promote the growth of immune-system-strengthening bacteria in your gut, specifically levels of Lactobacillus.

—Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Fiber

Plant foods rich in roughage can help protect

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