According to Dr. Yelena Maslennikova, a gastroenterologist, refined foods and alcoholic beverages damage the intestines.
In a statement to the newspaper "Izvestia", the doctor points out that preventing any disease is much easier than treating it. As for intestinal health, everything depends on the person's nutrition. There are three common nutritional errors that destroy the intestines.
1- Refined foods.
These foods undergo numerous processing processes in order to improve their taste and increase their life shelf - fast food, fried potato chips, various types of sweets, foods that only need to be heated, and others.
2- Lack of dietary fiber.
She says: “It is necessary that the diet contain a sufficient amount of dietary fiber found in fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and nuts, as intestinal bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids that are necessary for intestinal health.”
3- Alcoholic drinks.
Alcoholic beverages negatively affect the function and structure of intestinal cells.
She says: “Drinking alcohol leads to temporary swelling and inflammation in the intestinal cells, which hinders the absorption of necessary micro- and macro-nutrients. If the body consumes alcohol regularly, it will suffer from a chronic lack of nutrients. According to her, this leads to hair loss and brittle nails.” Dry skin, loss of the intestines’ barrier function, and allergic reactions may occur.”
In addition, hot spices, caffeine, vinegar, smoked foods, preserves and flavor enhancers negatively affect the intestines. Because it destroys the mucous barrier and causes inflammation, which leads to a decrease in the density of cellular communications in the intestine and thus the development of bacterial overgrowth syndrome and fungal overgrowth syndrome.
Source: newspaper "Izvestia" https://r.rtarabic.com/w9a2