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Nutritionist Warns Against These 6 Everyday Foods That Lead To Poor Gut Health

Your gut health affects not only how your food is digested but also how your entire body functions. If your gut health is compromised, it could lead to several issues including obesity, kidney problems, heart disease, anxiety and others. The natural bacteria in your gut play a key role, and it is necessary that your diet supports them. Wondering what you should be doing? Celebrity Nutritionist Lovneet Batra recently shared some important suggestions in this regard. More specifically, she listed down food items that can damage your gut health. While cutting off their consumption completely may not be an option, you should definitely consider limiting their intake. Check them out below.
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Here Are 6 Everyday Foods That Are Bad For Gut Health:

1. Refined Sugar


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We already know a few of the health risks associated with high intake of refined sugar. It is known to lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and much more. Another reason to limit its consumption: it “eliminates healthy gut bacteria, which can cause inflammation in the body,” according to Lovneet

2. Artificial Sweeteners

Since sugar has now been discredited, you might turn to seemingly healthy alternatives. But beware! The nutritionist explains that since “our bodies are not designed to process (digest) artificial ingredients, artificial sweeteners can trigger an immune response causing inflammation.” Hence even these so-called ‘safe’ alternatives can lead to poor gut health.
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3. Fried foods

Just like refined sugar, we already know that too much fried food is bad for our health in general. But how does it affect our gut exactly? According

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