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Coronavirus Drives Us to Drink and Our Microbes Are Enablers

Can a healthier gut microbiota help us to drink less?

COVID-19 is making happy hour come earlier for many who are sheltering in place. But should we really be starting our day with Chardonnay over our Cheerios?

Insidiously, the coronavirus may have enablers: your gut microbes. You have a unique set of microbes in your gut, called the microbiota, that talks to your brain—and your brain talks back. The conversation is not overly chatty, and mostly you’re unaware of it, but your microbes may be soft-talking you into bad behavior.

They have more control than you might suspect. If they are balanced, life is good. But if your microbes are disturbed, they can make you miserable. If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you’ve experienced an extreme example of this phenomenon. So how do you balance your gut microbiota? The best plan is to eat loads of veggies and fruit. But if you find it hard to get enough veggies and fruit into your diet, don’t despair. You can try prebiotic flavonoid extracts, like those in Clarity Prebiotic Blend. That can improve the resilience of your gut, and help you deal with the nastiness of life like COVID.

Read more about gut microbes and coronavirus here.

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