5 Things That Kill Your Gut Health

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Have you ever heard of gut microbiome or lactobacillus? Those are bacteria that can be found in your gut.

Lactobacillus, specifically, helps digestion and prevents bloating.

But, we do a lot of things and eat a lot of food that kill all these good bacteria and destroy digestive tract.

Here are 5 things that kill your gut health.

5 Things That Kill Your Gut Health
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#1 Heat

Healthy food stimulates healthy bacteria. The reverse is also true. Diets low in fiber and high in sugar and meat have less bacterial diversity and contain more of the “bad” bacteria associated with obesity. Find out our top “gut busters” to avoid for a healthier digestive track.

Heating fermented foods, such as kimchi or sauerkraut, can kill some of the good bacteria. For optimal benefits, keep these foods refrigerated and below 115°F. Many of the fermented foods that are produced for mass production are pasteurized – a form of heat sterilization that destroys the live cultures. (Freezing, however, is fine.) Look for the words live or active cultures on the label, and shop the refrigerated section of the supermarket to ensure that those good-for-you-bacteria are still alive!

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