The past few years have brought greater awareness regarding gut health. People now realize that a healthy gut means a healthy body, which means a long and enjoyable life. But many people are still not aware of the signs and symptoms of gut problems. Here is our run-through of three signs that may indicate trouble in your gut:
Everyone goes through an isolated incident of an upset stomach during the year. You ate something that did not agree with your body, or the food you consumed was spoiled. Maybe you have an allergy that was unknown to you.
But anyone who is experiencing consistent stomach issues, such as constipation, gas, bloating and diarrhea needs to watch out. When these issues occur consistently, such as multiple times a month, it could indicate that something is wrong with your gut.
Diet High in Sugar
Much like other parts of the body, your gut does not react well to excessive sugar. When your diet has a lot of processed foods and sugar, it can result in lower counts of good bacteria in the gut.
Not only does the lack of balance result in greater sugar cravings, but it also means that your gut is not functioning correctly. One of the sugars that are most to blame is high fructose corn syrup. If you care about your gut health, it is best to avoid processed foods whenever possible.
Has your weight drastically increased or decreased in the past few weeks? Is it becoming a trend that you go through yo-yo weight loss and gain? If you are not making major changes to your diet or lifestyle, such weight fluctuations mean a gut imbalance.
When there is a small intestine bacterial overgrowth, it results in weight loss despite maintaining the same diet as before. Insulin resistance can result in weight gain, even if you eat the same amount that you did before.