It’s not often we think about our intestines. In fact, up until now, you’ve probably tried to go your whole life without thinking of this organ. Heck, the only time you ever see them is in horror movies.
An intestine is a long, muscular tube going from your stomach to your anus. While it serves several functions, its main purpose is to help you digest food. A poor diet can do your intestines a lot of harm.
Here are 9 Foods That Are Destroying Your Unhealthy Intestines. Are you having too much Diet Soda? How about fried foods? I think it’s time to cut back on the burgers. Wait… Aw, I love donuts! We’re talking all that AND more…
Yup, trips to the local bakery will never be the same. Donuts can do a lot of harm to your digestive tract. You see, these fried, doughy treats get in the way of your digestive process. Just think about all the sugar they carry.
Just a regular plain donut at the drive-thru can carry almost 15% of your daily recommended carb intake. This includes 15 grams of sugar! For the record, men are supposed to have no more than 36 grams of added sugar per day, while women are suggested no more than 25. This sugar in donuts can cause inflammation in your intestines.
Keep in mind that donuts also have gluten. They are after all made with a ton of wheat flour. Foods that are high in gluten are digestible for most. But if you suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, donuts aren’t the way to go. They can cause your intestine a lot of difficulties.
With celiac disease, gluten can destroy the lining of the small intestines. As a result, you won’t be able to absorb any nutrients. This also affects other areas of the digestive system.