7 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Eating Meat

3. We’ve all heard of good bacteria in our gut. These “good bacteria” are the symbiotic microorganisms that live inside our bodies. We provide them with a place to live and a source of food. In exchange, these little guys help us digest our food, provide us with essential nutrients, and train our immune system. 

They play additional roles in gene control and protection against conditions like cancer. Our intake of meats versus greens can actually effect the state and condition of this “good bacteria.” 

Fruits and vegetables help our intestinal micro biome flourish. The fiber found in greens helps these little guys grow in number and helps them better carry out their beneficial tasks.