Read on to know about the high fat diets and how they may impact the gut bacteria!

High fat diets are the biggest enemy of our health and they not only lead to obesity, heart problems, and type 2 diabetes but they also alter the bacterial integrity of our stomach. According to recent research, these high fat diets also interact differently with the gut microorganisms and impact the bacterial community of the intestines.

High fat diet leads to an unfavorable change in the population of the healthy bacterial community of the gut, which may negatively impact our health. So, the westernized concept of consuming high fat meals or diets such as paleo or keto may interact differently with the gut microbiome. According to a study, the high fat diet decreases the population of beneficial bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids, regulates inflammation, and protects the cell lining of the intestines.

High fat diets are also associated with increased inflammation. However, diets such as keto are beneficial in conditions like epilepsy and type 2 diabetes. Ideally, the high fat diets should be combined with plenty of fruits and vegetables to make up for the low fiber content in them.