Friday, August 5, 2011

Digestive Health Continued

These are two more of the most common factors causing negative problems when it comes to digestive health and disorders.
High intake of carbohydrates- many carbohydrates are not digested, but undigested but undigested carbohydrates do not pass harmlessly through the small intestine. They stay in the gut, where they can potentially feed "bad" bacteria. As a result, fermenting bacteria and yeast damage the intestinal wall and digestion is impaired.

High intake of sugar- refined white sugar, like carbohydrates, can feed the "bad" microorganisms in the intestines. One such organism, a yeast called Candida albicans is a big fan of sugar. Eating too much white sugar can cause Candida and thrush. Sugar can also feed bacteria that irritate the lining of the GI tract.

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