A healthy, balanced diet is good for the gut and the whole body.
The best ingredients for a healthy body are foods high in fiber that clean and improve the work of your gut.
I already wrote about the best foods you should consume for a healthy gut.
You can read that article here.
On the other hand, there are foods you should avoid if you want to have a healthy gut.
So, let’s see those foods.
8 Foods you should avoid if you want to have a healthy gut:
1. Greasy, fried food
Both greasy and fried food overwhelm your stomach which can result in increasing the production of stomach acid and heartburn.
Greasy food can also cause light-colored stool, which is a sign of excess fat in the stool.
People with irritable bowel syndrome should stay away from greasy food including butter, sour cream and similar since they cause digestion problems.
2. Fast food
There’s a lot of fat and sugar in fast food and that makes you feel bloated.
Besides, sugar goes from the stomach to the gut very fast and that causes flatulence and cramps. (1)
3. Chilli pepper
Chilli can irritate the esophagus and lead to heartburn.
This can be a problem if you have irritable bowel syndrome or chronic heartburn.
You need calcium in your diet and the easiest way to get it is to intake dairy products like milk or cheese.
But, if you are lactose intolerant that can lead to diarrhea, gases, bloating, and cramps.
Lactose intolerance is a common problem and the cause is a lack of lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose.
Lactose is sugar found in milk.
Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and chemo can damage the gut and that can also cause lactose intolerance.
Alcohol relaxes your body, but it also relaxes the esophageal sphincter.
That can cause acid reflux and heartburn.
It can also lead to inflammation of the lining of the stomach and stop the absorption of nutrients.
Too much alcohol can cause diarrhea and cramps.
It’s the reason for many problems and its dangerous substances have consequences for the whole body.
Just like spicy food, caffeine also causes increased gastric acid secretion.
It disturbs the normal flow of food in the gut.
Coffee relaxes the esophageal sphincter too much and it can also act as a diuretic which leads to diarrhea and cramps.
Caffeine can be a big problem, especially if you have Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
If you have GERD or heartburn avoid also mint tea.
Sodas have a bad effect on your digestive system due to their ingredients.
These colored drinks high in sugar can disturb the work of the digestive system.
They contain phosphorus acid that goes to your stomach and disturbs your digestion.
Acid causes bad digestion, so avoid these unhealthy drinks.
Corn is high in fiber, but it also contains cellulose, a type of fiber that is difficult to digest because people can’t break down this complex carb.
If you chew corn well it’ll be easier to digest it.
But, if you swallow it without chewing, it can cause gases and cramps.
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