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Gut / Bowels Health

Gut health and diabetes are linked

Gut health and diabetes are linked. Researchers have found a link between gut microbes and Type2 diabetes. Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, especially the gut. Therefore, people with type 2 diabetes experience poor gastrointestinal quality. It leads to gas, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation. In addition, due to poor glycemic control, a person with diabetes is twice as likely to experience an abnormal gut function.

A diet rich in healthy and plant-based foods is linked with the presence and abundance of certain gut microbes associated with a lower risk of developing conditions such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.[i]

There are several ways to maintain a healthy gut.

  1. Exercise regularly to get your colon moving, which leads to more regular bowel movements. Here are some tips:

  2. Eat a healthy diet, including fruits and vegetables, to provide the fiber that builds good bacteria and gut health.

  3. Chew your food thoroughly – it can ease the digestive process.

  4. Manage your stress levels.

  5. Take or eat probiotics.

  6. Eat more fiber.

  7. Drink plenty of water.

You can also cleanse your gut naturally by cutting out foods harmful to gut health. Certain foods are notoriously bad for your gut health; removing these from your diet will help you cleanse and restore your gut. The foods bad for your gut health include fatty, sugary, and processed foods.[ii]

I would also avoid non-vegetarian food, if possible, as it takes two days to digest compared to vegetarian food, which can digest in a few hours to maintain good gut health during the 21-day program.


[i] (Study finds link between gut microbes and Type 2 diabetes – Harvard Gazette)



[ii] (Ten Tips To Keep And Maintain A Healthier Gut | Piedmont Healthcare)

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