Our Gut Microbes Are Pickier Eaters Than We Thought

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I don’t know who said “you are what you eat,” but it really doesn’t make sense. I am objectively not made of peanut butter and coffee, though I’m certain that would be my fate if the sentiment were true. That said, the general idea — that what we eat matters — seems to hold more and more weight as studies of our diet pile up. Now, researchers say there’s yet another wrinkle to the question of what to eat, one rooted in the complexities of the microbiome.

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