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4 Worst Things You Can Do For Your Gut Health

You can look after your gut health if you avoid few things for a healthy lifestyle

Keep your gut healthy by avoiding these things

The increasing complexity of the human gut and its importance to our overall health are in talks from quite some time in medical research. About 38 trillion bacterial cells reside in the human body, of which the majority is gut bacteria. This good bacteria helps metabolise nutrients from food, protect against intestinal infection, and even keep a check on diseases like cancer, arthritis and heart problems. However, there are a couple of things that can throw your gut health out of whack causing stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and heartburn. So we have listed down few points to keep in mind.

4 Worst Things To Avoid To Keep Your Gut Healthy

Here are four major reasons which make your gut health suffer the most. Take a look:

1. Eating Processed Foods

You must know that processed foods are not at all good for our health. They can curb the growth of 'good' bacteria in the gut, which in turn slows down metabolism.


Unnecessary antibiotics harm your gut

2. Taking Antibiotics Unnecessarily

This is one of the common mistakes people make. While antibiotics are crucial for treating bacterial infection, they end up killing a lot of the healthy bacteria present in our gut during the process. So, always go for it when you are in actual need.

3. Not Getting Enough Sleep

Just two days of sleep deprivation can cause an increase in bacteria linked to weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes and poor fat metabolism.


Avoid addictions

4. Smoking And Drinking In Excess

Excess smoking and drinking have plenty of health issues. Amongst them, interruption of gut health also comes in. These addictions can cause an imbalance of gut bacteria.

Hope you are now aware of the mistakes people make so you can avoid doing them.

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