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Just Two Days of Sugar Devastates Your Gut Health

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 11/05/2021

Is it okay to have sugar in moderation—maybe even just on the weekends? Find out!


0:00 Introduction: Is sugar fine in moderation?

0:10 Why sugar is bad in moderation

0:30 Why does sugar cause inflammation in the gut?

1:15 Key takeaways

2:08 Share your success story!

Some people think it’s fine to only have sugar in moderation. But, is it?

An interesting research paper out of the University of Alberta showed a significant increase in the risk of inflammatory bowel disease when they tested a short-term increase in sugar consumption.

Your good bacteria prefer fiber for fuel. Bad bacteria prefer sugar as fuel. When you feed pathogens the sugar they want, you can trigger all sorts of immune reactions. The good bacteria are fighting the bad bacteria, which causes an inflammatory condition.

When the ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria is thrown off, a lot of gut inflammation and gut permeability issues (leaky gut) can occur. This can lead to autoimmune issues.

I really want to increase awareness on the point that it doesn’t take much sugar to create a problem. If you’re not consistently giving up sugar, you may want to try it and see what it does for your health.

DATA: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-48749-2


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