How do we support Akkermansia Muciniphila levels in the human Gut?
Learn how to ameliorate the amount of Akkermansia muciniphila in the gut.
Stay away from gut-sabotaging foods:
Build a comfortable gut where healthy bacteria such as A. muciniphila can grow vigorously. Get rid of culprits that imbalance your gut and set the stage for numerous diseases including obesity. Avoid added sugar in all its many disguises, artificial sweeteners, and food sensitivities, including the top two—gluten and dairy.
Eat foods that promote A. muciniphila:
Substitute added sugar food with the diets which trigger a wide array of gut-supporting foods that optimize A. muciniphila levels. Intake of foods rich in probiotics, such as cultured and fermented foods support healthy gut flora.
Research has been conducted on specific foods that naturally increase A. muciniphila.
A study stated that polyphenols specifically the ones found in grapes—could increase the growth of A. muciniphila to promote gut health and prevent inflammation and metabolic syndrome. Another study proved that a specific type of polyphenol called ellagitannins that is present in foods like pomegranate could promote the growth of A. muciniphila.
Eat foods with high probiotic content:
Probiotics can resist heat. That keeps them intact during the baking process and allow them to be present into every day food. Foods like Jerusalem artichokes and raw scallions are excellent sources of probiotics . These are the foods that probiotics—the healthy gut bacteria—feed on. Probiotics aid to normalize A. muciniphila. Study Proved that using probiotics like inulin could encourage the growth and prevent degradation of A. muciniphila bacterium.
Regular intake of probiotic supplement and other gut-supporting nutrients:
Be mindful of overall gut health:
The next article will discuss more on how to find the right probiotic supplement and other gut-supporting nutrients.