Friday, February 1, 2013

Tips for Leaky Gut

"Here are a few tips to start off with:

• Eat plenty of fiber and antioxidant rich foods. Antioxidants protect the gut lining, and fiber cleanses the digestive tract.

• Regularly consume foods like yogurt, kefir, natto, sauerkraut, and fermented vegetables. They contain natural sources of probiotics.

• Avoid constipation! A stagnant colon is a breeding ground for unfriendly gut bacteria, which could compromise the gut lining. A stagnant colon also holds in more toxins.

• Decrease your alcohol intake or avoid it altogether, as it can damage the intestinal lining.

• Test for food allergies and modify your diet accordingly.

• Eat prebiotic-rich foods like asparagus, onions, garlic, and artichokes. Prebiotics nourish friendly gut bacteria."

The Life Extension Blog: Is a “Leaky Gut” Making you Sick?