Healthy digestion is crucial for looking and feeling your best. It’s an essential part of the detoxification process as well as it ensures your body gets all the nutrients it needs.
When your digestion is not working as it should, your whole body suffers the effects. You’ll end up gaining weight, your face will break out, your belly will be bloated, your joints may be achy.
Sugar is usually the cause of all these unfortunate symptoms.
When I first decided to get healthier, sugar was one of the first ingredients I cut from my diet. It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was really hard.
Most of my clients aren’t super interested in the science of what’s going on in their bodies. They want to be thinner. They want clearer skin. They want more energy.
However, when my clients take the time to understand what’s going on their bodies, they are way more likely to make healthier decisions—understanding the severity of what you’re doing to yourself has that effect.
So stay with me on this journey into your gut, your digestion, and the detrimental effects of sugar.
You have little bacteria that live in your gut.
Some of the little bacteria is good. It’s job is to keep your immune system fully functioning so you don’t sick.
Some of the little bacteria is bad. It can result in constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, etc.. This happens because the bad little bacteria prevent you from getting the nutrients you need from you food.
Sugar feeds the bad little bacteria.
Every time you eat a granola bar, or have a couple of Hershey’s kisses, or even add a teaspoon of sugar to your coffee, those bad little bacteria multiply, perpetuating whatever digestive issues you’re having. (And probably perpetuating a bunch of other symptoms you don’t even associate with digestion.)
But what if you starve the bacteria?
When you stop eating sugar, the bad little bacteria die, and the good bacteria can do its job better. This means your gas, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea go away, and it means your immune system will be stronger, making you far less likely to get sick.
Want to starve the bad little bacteria with us? Check out the Sugar Breakup. We start next week.