The 5 Everyday Foods That Are Eroding Your Gut From the Inside
Every day, you may be eating seemingly “innocent” foods that silently erode your digestive tract.
For example, one such food is whole grain bread (1). That’s because it can damage your gut lining and bring about digestive discomfort, bloating, cramps and pain.
All these symptoms inevitably lead to serious health issues like leaky gut… Especially when you eat these “healthy” foods every day and are unaware of the damage they make.
Leaky gut syndrome appears once your gut lining is so damaged it leaks toxic food waste, viruses and bacteria that poison you from the inside out. In this article, I present you with the top 5 trigger foods you probably don’t know about and what you can do to prevent digestive discomfort and bloating.
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1. Legumes High in Lectins
We’ve all been told that legumes like chickpeas and lentils are great for our health, as they are high in fibre and can help our digestion. However, what many people don’t know is that they can be damaging to your gut lining, too. Lectins cannot be digested by the body and can cause inflammation (2). So, if you’re having problems with a damaged gut lining, lowering your intake of lectin-rich foods is a wise idea.
2. Kimchi and Sauerkraut
We’ve all been told that legumes like chickpeas and lentils are great for our health, as they are high in fibre and can help our digestion. However, what many people don’t know is that they can be damaging to your gut lining, too. That’s because you can’t digest lectins, which creates severe inflammation in your gut. And if you eat them regularly, it can seriously hurt your gut (2). So, if you’re having digestive problems or suspect that your gut isn’t 100% well, you may want to eat less lectin-rich foods (or stop eating them entirely).
3. Apples, Pears and Peaches
It seems that an apple a day does not keep the doctor away after all. These nutritious fruits also contain FODMAPs (that is, fermentable sugars) the small intestine sometimes have trouble absorbing (3). That is why some people experience digestive problems after eating them, including constipation, cramps, and bloating.
Did you know that many people are allergic to the albumin in the egg, which leads to vomiting, nausea, skin rashes and bloating? You can be one of them without knowing so. If you feel digestive discomfort and pain every time you eat something containing eggs, you may have an intolerance (4). Consult with your doctor and, in the meantime, avoid eating eggs to test your hypothesis.
5. Soy Sauce
Soy sauce, despite its name, is not exclusively made of soy. It also contains salt, water and, many times, wheat, which means it also contains gluten (5). Gluten has proven to cause inflammation in the gut lining for people who are non celiac but suffer from sensitivity (6), leading to symptoms like joint pain, fatigue, inflammation and bloating. So, if you have gluten sensitivity, watch out next time you cook Asian food or go out to eat sushi!
And the list of trigger foods is not over. There are 17+ other items you probably eat every day that are actually eroding your gut and producing more harm than good. Want to know more about these trigger foods and natural ways to banish food sensitivities so you can enjoy your favourite foods again? ⇒ Click here and access our FREE health report now