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How Dieting Affects Bacteria in the Gut

by | Aug 13, 2014 | Health | 0 comments

Okay, so we all want to have that ideal physique, but do we all know about the importance of bacteria in the gut? It sounds like something out of science fiction movie, but indeed we have (and require) a community of living organisms right inside our bellies in order to survive.

As part of the natural world, these bacteria are essential to our digestion, metabolism, and ultimately our survival. So what happens to these little creatures when we are on a diet?

It All Happened Too Fast

How many of us have heard “You are what you eat” in our lives? There is a lot of truth to that statement, and modern science is backing it up. It seems as though the bacteria in the gut can be changed rather quickly. In fact, a significant change can take place in your stomach in as little as one day in some of the more extreme cases. Without the right balance of belly bacteria, you could find yourself suffering from indigestion or worse. A rapid and unhealthy change in your stomach’s bacteria content can wreak havoc on your fitness, not to mention on your overall health. Eat with caution!

They Are What They Eat Too

Those little bacteria in the gut are composed of what they eat, just as you are. They can only survive and thrive under the right conditions; but on the same token, having too much belly bacteria can cause some pretty serious issues. Maintaining a balanced diet is the key to keeping everything working properly here, and it can also help you to digest your food without cramping or pain as well. Eating lots of meat or dairy products can put a damper on your day if you are not careful, so eat these things in moderation. Especially if you are worried about your belly bacteria, talk to a certified nutritionist to find out more information.

Doctor’s Orders

Your doctor will know what you should do if you don’t. Each and every person walking the planet has their own unique bacterial need, so what works for someone else might not for you. As part of being alive you have to share your space with millions of bacteria in the gut. Just do what you can to make sure that they don’t take over your body and cause you any serious pain.

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