Experts shed light on how bad fast food is for your gut – Winnipeg

Junk food, while delicious, is bad for gut health and, according to experts, can do a lot of damage to your body in the first hour.

according to dr Julie Garza of the Florida Wellness Institute, you experience a big drop in sugar shortly after you consume it, which can leave you craving more unhealthy foods.

“Your blood sugar has dropped so low that now you need to raise it again,” she told 680 CJOB.

Although the recommendation is to make healthier choices when choosing a meal, there are some things you can do to limit the effects on your body when you indulge in a treat.

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“First and foremost, get quality digestive enzymes when you eat because that’s one area that’s lacking in our diets,” Garza said.

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Unfortunately, high consumption of soft drinks, coffee, and tea could potentially make the problem worse.

“It stops you from taking in food,” she said. “You eat this food that’s hard to break, then you load it with some pop on top and now you’re just left with disaster.”

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According to Angela Martens, registered dietitian with Body Measure Inc., paying attention to gut health is very important if you want to take care of your overall health.

“It affects our metabolism, it can affect blood sugar levels, it plays a key role in the functioning of our immune system”

Martens talks about the gut microbiome, which is a word to describe the trillions of microorganisms found in the small and large intestines that play a huge role in our health.

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“Research also shows that the gut microbiome is also linked to our brain health.”

Marten offers some important things to keep in mind if you want to keep your gut microbiome as healthy as possible.

“Eat lots of fiber-rich foods, things like vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and whole grains.”

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