You are what you eat. It’s a famous term that most of us have heard at least once in our lifetime but there really is an element of truth in it.
What you eat has a direct impact on the composition and diversity of your gut microbiota. If a scientist looked inside your gut at the bacteria resident there, they could tell exactly the type of diet you’re eating.
No one is going to forensically analyse your colon but in the Western world we are accustomed to a diet that might favour our taste buds rather than our microbial mates.