5 Foods that are bad to your gut​

Do you know that some foods will affect your intestines from keeping you healthy?

The experts of gastroenterology at SMILES explain gut health and the foods that are not good for the gut.

The human intestine is colonized by an estimation of 100 trillion bacteria, known as the gut flora. The good bacteria in your gut enhance the immune system, improves the symptoms of depression, helps combat obesity,  Therefore, it is important to maintain the right balance of gut bacteria that live in your intestines and colon.

It is not only crucial to nurture good gut bugs but also keep the harmful effects in check. Research studies show that what you eat has an enormous effect on your gut. With this view, SMILES provides you a list of foods of that gut bugs hate.

5 Foods that are bad to your gut

Below are the foods you must avoid to maintain optimal gut health.

1. Artificial sweeteners

The top gastroenterologists in Bangalore explain that artificial sweeteners harm your good gut bacteria. This is because sweeteners can cause gas, bloating and even can’t be digested.

2. Fried foods

Fried foods contain saturated and trans fat which can cause diarrhea, gas and abdominal pain. These foods are also harder to digest that promote the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut.

3. Too much fiber

Foods high in fiber like whole grains and vegetables are good for digestion. But, if you eat lots of them, your digestive system may have trouble adjusting and thus cause the imbalance of gut flora.

4. Fructose

High fructose levels in the diet including sodas, fruit juices, and pastries are undoubtedly bad for the gut itself. Fructose blocks the production of a key protein called Roc, which is required for the colonization of beneficial gut bacteria

5. Saturated fats

Foods that are high in saturated acids like red meat, cheese, butter, and ice cream leads to harmful gut bacteria. Studies also suggest that foods with saturated fat promote the growth of detrimental bacteria called Bilophila, Turicibacter, and Bacteroids in the gut.

Remember, a healthy microbiome is fundamental to your overall well-being. And with the above foods, it’s not good for optimal gut health – says Dr. Parameshwara, the best gastroenterologist at SMILES.

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