Sugar and Your Gut Health
Consuming processed food and having a diet with an increased sugar intake can actually have effects on your gut health. These kinds of foods can eliminate the good bacteria in your gut leaving you susceptible to inflammation and other gut troubles. Pretty much everything around the gut is related to everything else in the body (in case ya didn’t know)! You may have noticed after consuming excessive sugar or alcohol that your face breaks out…. That’s because it disrupts your gut!

My new client that I’m working with is looking to lower her elevated insulin levels and although there can be a lot that goes into this, one really big aspect we’re diving into is, you guessed it, gut health. It’s a great place to start and make sure things are in order with your gut before moving on to other potential causes.

A lot of the research out there on this relationship is fairly new and more studies need to be run but a few studies have shown that those with higher levels of Coprococcus bacterium tend to have a higher level of insulin sensitivity. This means that the cells of the body are able to use blood glucose more effectively (which is what you want). Coprococcus bacterium is a type of good bacteria in your gut that we want to nourish and support with good foods.

A lot of times we look for the “quick fix”, but that’s not always the case. This is not one of the strains that you can pop a probiotic and walk away - it's one that is best obtained by consuming foods such as onions, leeks, asparagus, garlic and artichokes as Coprococcus feeds on the oligosaccharides within those as well as polyphenol-rich foods like berries, cocoa, green tea and grapes. That’s a lot of fancy words, but basically we want to eat good foods to support the good bacteria in our gut!

Gain access to my Gut Health Made Easy Guide HERE that is packed with tips, resources and recipes to support your gut!


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