Your body is 90% bacteria
By 10 to 1, colonies of bacteria outnumber your human cells. In other words, we are borderline bacteria.
But there shouldn’t be negative connotation to this. Bacteria are instrumental in breaking down sugars, digesting food and protect against infections.
And the reason is because your body functions best by evolving with both human cells and bacteria. You wouldn’t be who are you today if it wasn’t for the underappreciated bacteria.
But lately we’ve recounted only to find that it’s more like a ratio of 6 to 4. Instead 57% of your body is bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses. And the remainder is about 43% human cells.