Putting it simply, if you heal your gut and get healthy from the inside you may shed some extra pounds. Unhealthy gut bacteria contribute to food cravings. Good bacteria has been shown to help control appetite. The good news is that you can influence the bacteria in your gut by choosing the right foods. Bacteria follows the food. What we eat dictates which bacteria we grow in our gut.
Probiotics are a type of good bacteria that aid in digestion and help to re-populate the good gut flora.
Prebiotics are plant fiber compounds that are also found in food. They help to stimulate the growth of good bacteria.
Combine these two and you have a one-two punch on being an intestinal superstar.
Fermented foods are a good source of probiotics. Kefir or yogurt with "live active cultures" are a great start. High fiber foods also promote good bacteria growth.
Foods to avoid: refined carbs, fatty and sugary foods. Not only are these lacking fiber, but they can help the bad bacteria thrive.
Cleaning up your diet will help you look good on the outside and, more importantly, make your insides shine!
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