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  • horizontal-1155878_1920Your digestive system is a lush, comfortable home for an abundance of important microbes that assist in digesting your food. As a matter of fact, many of the natural foods you eat are food sources for the good bacteria in your gut. The information below brought to you by Svelte, the premier weight loss clinic in Orlando, gives you a better understanding of the role microbes play in preventing leaky gut syndrome and helping you maintain a healthy weight.

    Microbes reside in the oxygen-free areas of your intestinal tract, taking in nutrients as you eat. Their main source of nutrition is fermentable fiber from plant sources. The barrier separating these beneficial bacteria from outside the digestive system is a thin stacking of epithelial cells. These cells are extremely susceptible to inflammation and if the cells are compromised in any location along the digestive tract, it is considered “leaky gut syndrome”.

    The development of leaky gut syndrome causes difficulties both inside the gut and outside of it. Oxygen leaking inside the digestive tract is toxic, killing most of the beneficial bacteria that digest your food for you. When the microbes from the digestive system cross the broken barrier and enter the body cavity, the immune system reacts by attacking the foreign organisms. This can lead to obesity and diabetes, or may possibly cause sepsis if levels are too high.

    Polyphenols have been shown to stop leaky gut syndrome. One of these micronutrients is A. muciniphila, which has three very important roles in your health: it repairs the areas where the bowel is leaking, stops the unusual weight gain associated with leaky gut syndrome and even reverses it, and stimulates the brain to tell the body that it is no longer hungry.

    Polyphenols are antioxidants that remove oxygen from the colon. They assist in regaining control of blood sugar levels, reducing body fat, decreasing inflammation, and increasing the amount of A. muciniphila. You can add polyphenols to your diet by consuming fruits and vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, green or black tea, red wine, coffee, chocolate, and olive oil.

    Knowing as much information as possible about maintaining good health is just one of the many ways Svelte can help you with your weight loss. Contact the foremost weight loss clinic in Orlando, Svelte, at 407-804-5200, and read our past blogs for more tips on losing weight and keeping it off.

    Susie Bragg

    Dr. Richard and Susie Bragg have been committed to bringing our proven system of medical weight loss to Orlando, Florida and the surrounding area for well over a decade. With a 90% success rate, we believe Svelte MD is the best way to lose weight fast and keep it off forever. We have a plan that fits every person, regardless of medical background or age. Get on board with us and discover a new, fabulous you!