Eating protein rich foods such as beans, poultry, yoghurt, nuts, eggs, seeds, cheese, chocolates may foster a more tolerant and less inflammatory gut environment that will help in relieving bowel diseases say experts. As chocolates are rich in protein that is best for the people living with abdominal pain and diarrhoea says study because these food items contain appreciable amounts of tryptophan that is an amino acid which used in the buildup of proteins. The study said that when fed on mice it led to the development of immune cells that foster a tolerant gut.
Marco Colonna, the Robert Rock Belliveau who is the Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis said, “We established a link between one bacterial species Lactobacillus reuteri that is a normal part of the gut microbiome, and development of a population of cells that promote tolerance,”. The expert’s findings indicated that a protein rich diet triggers the appearance of immune cells in Lactobacillus reuteri is a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and together these promote a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system.
When L. reuteri was introduced to these mice, the immune cells arose. Further, when tryptophan was doubled in the mice’s feed, the number of such cells rose by about 50 per cent. Humans have the same tolerance-promoting cells as mice and have L. reuteri in the gastrointestinal tracts. Robert Rock Belliveau further added that “The more tryptophan the mice had in their diet, the more of these immune cells they had,”. For the study, published in the journal Science, the team examined mice that had lived under sterile conditions since birth and was germ-free.
Luisa Cervantes-Barragan the Postdoctoral researcher from the varsity explained that “The development of these cells is probably something we want to encourage since these cells control inflammation on the inner surface of the intestines,”. Cervantes-Barragan said, “High levels of tryptophan in the presence of L. reuteri may induce expansion of this population,”.