Probiotics, a healthy gut, and the end of processed food

Let’s be honest. Food is good. Good food is even better.

A lot of our favorite foods, however, are classified as processed foods. And while not all of it is completely bad for us, much of what we consume on a daily basis, we do so at our own risk.

Consider that processed foods can lead to one or more of the following:

  • Increased chances for Type 2 diabetes.
  • Increased speed of weight gain, leading to obesity.
  • Amplified blood pressure to unhealthy levels.
  • Higher risk for numerous types of cancer.

Taken individually it’s deeply concerning. As a whole, it’s downright alarming. As they rightfully should, cancer and obesity both dominate media headlines. Aside from the obvious diseases though, there are plenty of other adverse effects that go under-reported.

These more subtle problems that stem from processed meals and snacks, and the ones that almost all of us deal with day to day. In many cases, they can have an even greater impact on our well-being.

Lack of clear thinking or poor brain function. Inability to sleep which leads to feeling tired and sluggish. Moodiness or a depressed state that often comes from a sense of “heaviness.” While that should be enough to make anyone stand up and pay attention, we are still a society that loves food. Unsurprisingly the foods we seemingly love the most are the ones that often end up as the worst for our health.

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