Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 21 September 2017 Maintain a healthy community of microorganisms in our digestive system Research increasingly indicates the importance of having a healthy community of microorganisms in our digestive system. For example, a recent US study demonstrates that mice carry a microbe in their gut that breaks down so-called flavonoids – natural chemicals that occur in foods like red wine and blueberries – thus helping to prevent severe flu infections. According to senior author, Thaddeus Stappenbeck, a diet rich in flavonoids isn’t enough. “You also need the right microbes in the intestine to use those flavonoids to control the immune response" to an infection. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Foods that will make you feel full faster Fitness Even age 80 is not too late to begin exercising Medical WATCH: Blood pressure in our 30s has lasting impacts Lifestyle WATCH: Is 5G slowly killing us? Medical Scientists discover new way fat harms your arteries Diet and nutrition 9 common mistakes people make when it comes to weight loss, according to a celeb trainer Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.