Gut Flora, Diet and Health
This article by VitalChoice Seafood is so well-written that I am linking it here. It discusses a recent study looking at the gut flora in healthy versus overweight and diabetic study participants along with other research that discusses how foods impact gut flora.
This interplay between nutrition, gut flora and health is being studied aggressively.
We are gaining a deeper understanding of how and why various aspects of nutrition matter, beyond just nutrient absorption.