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Eating Grains Can "Tear Holes" in Your Gut

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  • Grains contain anti-nutrients and lectins that can damage your gut, and humans did not consume them until relatively recently in biological time
  • We’re often told that whole grains are healthy, but the high-fiber bran portion of grain -- the part that makes it a whole grain -- actually contains many of the anti-nutrients
  • There is a sizeable body of scientific evidence showing that grains, as well as legumes, contain anti-nutrients that may increase intestinal permeability and cause leaky gut and associated symptoms
  • Eliminating grains (and sugars) from your diet, while introducing traditionally fermented foods, can help prevent leaky gut as well as other chronic health conditions

By Dr. Mercola

Leaky gut is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall.


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