Caring for your gut is not always a clear do and don’t game. The many ways that people respond to the variety of food choices out there can create a gray space in trying to understand which foods to stay away from. Certain foods like dairy products, for example, can tread the lines of both beneficial and harmful.
In some cases, moderation is key, and negative responses are just a side effect of an excess of one type of food. In other cases, a person’s microbial makeup determines whether or not they can absorb the nutrients, or if they respond with adversity such as lactose intolerance. It’s important to remember that while certain foods are prone to mess with your gut, the way that food impacts a person’s gut is unique to the individual and how it interacts with their existing bacterial composition.
With this in mind, some foods are at the very least questionable for your gut, and at most, foods you should stay away from. Take a quick peek through our slideshow for more info.