In the meantime, more work is done to breakdown the rest of the food and waste via the large intestine
or colon. The balance in gut flora (intestinal bacteria) is of great importance to health.
A proliferation of healthy human strain bacteria creates a thriving environment where water can be absorbed
properly, nutrients are produced like Vitamin K, some B Vitamins and other health promoting activity such as
the breakdown of fibre which produces by products that nourish and protect the colon wall.
This is where the breakdown of cellulose happens – consuming plant
cellulose feeds good bacteria. This is a great example of
the symbiotic relationship we have with these organisms,
as cellulose is not a food for us but feeds good gut flora,
and is important as a raw component to our diet .