YOUR GUT BACTERIA AND DIETARY EMULSIFIERS
Dietary Emulsifiers & Your Gut Bacteria:
Although you may have made lifestyle and dietary changes to improve health or intestinal inflammation/discomfort; has it translated into improvement? Read on to discover how some simple dietary changes and Regular intake of LACTIS can improve your Gut Health.
Added emulsifiers are prolific in processed foods.
Did you know that dietary emulsifiers added to processed foods, directly alter human microbiota composition and gene expression ex vivo potentiating intestinal inflammation?
The intestinal microbiota plays a central role in the development of many chronic inflammatory diseases including IBD and metabolic syndrome. Administration of substances that alter microbiota composition, including the synthetic dietary emulsifiers polysorbate 80 (P80) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), can promote such inflammatory disorders.
A study by Chassaing B, Van de Wiele T, De Bodt J, et al. Gut 2017;66:1414–1427 demonstrated a novel paradigm of deconstructing host–microbiota interactions and indicate that the microbiota can be directly impacted by these commonly used food additives, in a manner that subsequently drives intestinal inflammation.
PROCESSED FOODS: The best place to begin if suffering from gut inflammation is to minimise your intake of processed foods. By doing so you will eliminate additives such as artificial sweeteners and emulsifiers, often hidden as food numbers or sometimes named on labels. To stay healthy – it is essential to LEARN TO READ FOOD LABELS and avoid artificial emulsifiers & sweeteners wherever possible.
Eliminating processed foods will assist with repopulating your own gut bacteria – but if you have eliminated food groups form; you may need to consider adding in foods you have deleted from your diet. Eliminating food groups can starve your resident gut bacteria. Ideally try to eat from all food groups even if you take in small amounts of a variety of food groups. ( The Mediterranean Diet is helpful as represents all food groups) -. Regular intake of LACTIS seems to have an added side benefit. Our clients have reported wanting to eat foods they had eliminated from their diet.
You may think that Carrageenan is a natural emulsifier? However Carrageenan is another controversial emulsifier that has been studied for carcinogenetic effects.
It has been linked to gastrointestinal conditions since the 1960s, but continues to be used in a wide variety of foods and healthcare products. Carrageenan is derived from red seaweed and is found in many “health” foods as a thickening agent in foods such as soy and coconut milks, to yogurt, non-dairy deserts, cottage cheese, and even “organic” deli meats.
Many research findings indicate that regularly ingesting emulsifiers alters the microbiota. The mucous layer that separates the gut bacteria from outside cells thins. When the mucous liner is compromised, bacteria actually reach and are in contact with epithelial gut cells, causing an activation of the immune system and secretion of inflammatory mediators; potentially causing your gut problems