Foods That Heal Your Leaky Gut

In recent times it is one of the major discussed health topics.

 

It is also known as increased intestinal permeability. There is a wall inside of intestine which acts as a barrier and prevents harmful substance and bacteria to enter into the bloodstream through thin gaps. In simple words, it controls what to enter into the bloodstream and transported to other body organs.

 

Small gaps in this intestine wall allow water and other nutrients to pass into the bloodstream but when the gut becomes more permeable and allows bacteria and harmful substance to pass from the gut into the bloodstream. This condition is called “leaky gut”.  (1) , (2)

So when toxins and bacterias enter into the bloodstream through the intestine,

The body reacts with an inflammatory response that can cause many health problems.

 

Leaky gut is responsible for many diseases such as migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, skin disease autism, etc. (3), (4)

 

However, leaky gut is not considered as a medical diagnosis condition by medical experts as little evidence to prove it. But they agree on increased intestinal permeability in some chronic disease.  (5)

 

Leaky Gut Symptoms

 

Following are the symptoms of the leaky gut.

 

  • Cramps
  • Pain
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • IBS
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Skin Problems
  • Food sensitivity

 

Causes of Leaky Gut

 

Here are some the causes of leaky gut.

 

  • Poor diet
  • Chronic stress
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs like NSAIDs and antibiotics
  • Infections
  • Environmental toxins
  • Genetics
  • Excessive Sugar intake

 

While the exact reason for leaky gut still unknown and more research is to be done but at the same time, diet and lifestyle change has a more positive impact on leaky gut.

 

In this article, we will see the foods that are useful to prevent leaky gut.

 

1.Coconut oil

 

Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial quality. It is also an anti-inflammatory. So it may improve gut health and soothe irritated intestine.

 

2.Fermented food

 

Fermented food like kefir and yogurt are quite helpful in leaky gut. You can also consider other probiotics.

 

 

3.Broccoli sprouts

 

Broccoli sprouts may protect the intestine wall and helpful in healing leaky gut. (6)

 

4.Pineapple

 

Pineapple is a delicious fruit and same time it contains bromelain in it which is responsible to restrict candida growth which ultimately heals leaky gut.

 

5.Gluten-free grain

 

Rice, amaranth, buckwheat, etc are helpful in leaky gut

 

6.Healthy Fats

 

Healthy fats like avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, etc are also helpful in leaky gut.

 

7.Steamed vegetables

 

Steamed broccoli and other vegetables like beetroot, spinach, carrots, etc have a positive impact on leaky gut.

 

Foods to Avoid

 

This food may harm healthy gut bacteria and some are responsible for conditions like IBS and diarrhea.

 

Wheat based products such as bread, pasta, wheat flour, etc.

Dairy products like milk, cheese

Processed meat

Baked products like cakes, pies

Artificial sweeteners

Gluten-containing grains like oats, barley

Alcohol

Carbonated sweetened beverages

Junk food

Refined oils like canola, sunflower, and soybean

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Rishi Surti

Hey there! I am Rishi Surti from Healthvera team. I run this website. We provide information on various health and wellness categories and our mission is simple to stay healthy and live healthy!

One thought to “Foods That Heal Your Leaky Gut”

  1. I am thrilled you posted this article because I am definitely going to use these remedies, as well as using the essential oils from Wise Woman Herbals to help with my digestive issues.

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