According to the information given through a study, eating foods rich in protein such as seeds, eggs, nuts, yoghurt, cheese, poultry and lastly your most favourite chocolate might give you relief from bowel disease and abdominal pain.
As per the study, these food items contain an appreciable amount of tryptophan – an amino acid used in the build-up of proteins – which when fed on mice led to the development of immune cells that foster a tolerant gut.
The findings indicated that a protein rich diet triggers the appearance of immune cells in Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) – a bacterium that normally lives in the gut, and together these promote a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system.
“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,” said Marco Colonna, the Robert Rock Belliveau, Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis.
“The more tryptophan the mice had in their diet, the more of these immune cells they had,” Belliveau added.