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How to Starve Bad Gut Bacteria and Restore Healthy Gut Flora

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The immune system that resides in the gut microbiome is linked to our overall health, as is the oral microbiome .The gut microbiome, a vibrant community within us, is central to our immune response, digestion, and even our mental well-being. But when harmful bacteria gain the upper hand in our gut, our health can suffer. Read on to learn how you can starve bad gut bacteria and naturally restore healthy gut flora.

Why is The Gut Microbiome important? 

The gut microbiome (the largest microbiome within the human body) is involved in numerous bodily functions - from breaking down food and absorbing nutrients to supporting the immune system and even impacting our mood and mental health. An imbalance - where harmful bacteria overshadows beneficial bacteria, can lead to gastrointestinal conditions and other health concerns like digestive issues and weakened immunity.

What Impacts Gut Flora?

Diet, lifestyle, antibiotics, and stress can significantly impact the balance of our gut flora, leading to an overgrowth of bad bacteria. This imbalance can cause various issues, including gastrointestinal symptoms, increased susceptibility to infections, and chronic inflammation.

Strategies to Suppress Harmful Gut Bacteria

Dietary Changes

The adage "you are what you eat" rings especially true when it comes to gut health. Diets high in processed foods, sugars, and unhealthy fats can feed harmful bacteria, allowing them to thrive. Instead, focusing on a diet rich in whole foods, fibres, and nutrients can starve these bad bacteria and promote a healthier gut flora balance.

Incorporating Prebiotics and Probiotics

Studies have shown that prebiotics and probiotics can modulate the gut microbiota. Prebiotics are dietary fibres that feed beneficial gut bacteria, promoting their growth. Foods rich in prebiotics include garlic, onions, bananas, and asparagus. Probiotics, on the other hand, are live beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods rich in probiotics like yoghurt, kefir, and sauerkraut. They can help replenish and maintain a healthy balance of gut flora.

How to Naturally Restore Your Gut Flora

Resetting your gut involves adopting habits and dietary changes that support the growth of good bacteria while limiting the factors that boost harmful ones.

Crowding out Bad Bacteria in The Gut

BLIS Probiotics are the leaders when it comes to developing probiotics that specifically target both the oral and gut microbiomes - helping to defend the gut flora by crowding out and targeting harmful bacteria and repopulating with good bacteria.The bacteria will starve and the gut flora is naturally restored. UltraBLIS is a unique lozenge that combines probiotic strains that support both oral and gut microbiomes. It helps support the immune system that resides in the gut as well as your mouth, so with one product, you have the best of both worlds. 

Specific Foods to Restore Healthy Gut Flora

Incorporating a variety of fermented foods and those rich in prebiotic fibres can help "restore healthy gut flora." Additionally, consuming a diverse range of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can support a diverse and resilient microbiome.

Lifestyle Habits for a Healthy Gut Microbiome

Staying hydrated, reducing stress through mindfulness or yoga, and getting regular exercise can also significantly impact your gut health, promoting a balance that supports overall well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Flush Bad Bacteria from Your Gut?

Flushing bad bacteria from the gut involves dietary changes, including reducing sugar and processed foods while increasing intake of fibre-rich and fermented foods.

How Long Does It Take to Starve Bad Bacteria in the Gut?

The time it takes to starve bad bacteria in the gut can vary, depending on dietary changes and individual microbiome composition. However, some people may notice improvements within a few days to weeks. BLIS Probiotics’ Bifidobacterium lactis HN019™ found in UltraBLIS is a scientifically tested strain that provides essential immune supporting bacteria to the gut​, adding another layer of support for gut health.

What Naturally Kills Bad Gut Bacteria?

Foods with antimicrobial properties, such as garlic, onions, and certain spices, can help naturally kill bad gut bacteria. Adding probiotics to your routine is a powerful step towards rebalancing your gut flora. These beneficial bacteria can help restore the natural equilibrium of your gut ecosystem, crowding out harmful bacteria and enhancing your body's immune function. By introducing probiotics through supplements or fermented foods, you're directly adding allies to your gut's microbiome army.

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