One of the buzzwords you may have heard among health blogs lately is the importance of gut flora. Gut flora describes the many microorgarnisms that live in our digestive tracts. Most of the time, this 'flora' is beneficial to our well being and more important that we may think. They enable us to take advantage and utilize all the things we digest and keep our body functioning as it should.

However, what we feed our 'flora' is also important in order to keep them in good working order. Ever wonder why there are so many ailments that are alleviated by proper nutrition? Gut flora is the reason. When working properly, the relationship between your gut flora and your well being can be mutually beneficial.

You'd be surprised how much of our body is affected by what we put in our guts. The infographic below shows the relationship between your mind and your gut, for instance. What you eat can greatly affect how your brain functions. Depending on what your fill your gut with, you could be helping your brain or you could be killing it.

Read throught the infographic below and keep it mind next time you're tempted to indulge in something that is bad for you. There is something to that old adage after all, You Are What You Eat!

Via: Probiotic supplements