Gut-damaging Foods

Fast food

Fast food is cheap and delicious. Fast food is one of the worst foods for gut health and microbiota.

Processed baked good

High-sugar meals and quick food are major diet-related gastrointestinal ailments. 


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Overly salty food

More study is showing that too much salt can harm your stomach as well as sugar.

Red meat

You've probably heard red meat may raise heart disease risk. However, your gut health may raise this risk.

Artificial sweetener

While many people may reach for artificial sweeteners to save calories and help with weight loss, these may negatively impact your gut health over time. 

Processed meat

Bacon and sausage are high in saturated fat and protein, but they may harm your intestines.

Soybean oil

Soybean oil, found in margarine, salad dressings, mayonnaise, nutrition bars, and many frozen meals, may affect your stomach.


Sugar's effects go beyond baked products. When eaten regularly, sugary beverages like soda can damage intestinal health.


Alcohol can be enjoyed sometimes, but Fit Healthy Momma author Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN warns that heavy drinking might damage gut health.

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