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Wine and coffee lovers, drink up! It's great for your microbiome

Wine and coffee lovers, drink up! It's great for your microbiome

Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut.

The opposite is true for consuming sugary drinks and whole milk, as well as for eating a lot of carbohydrates and indulging in frequent snacks, researchers reported this week in the journal Science.

In other words, when it comes to the makeup of your gut microbiome, you are what you eat -- and drink.

“In total we found 60 dietary factors that influence diversity,” said Dr. Alexandra...

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