What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

You have questions about leaky gut and we've got the answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our readers.

1. Can a high fat diet cause leaky gut syndrome?

There are some theories that link leaky gut to diets high in animal fat, particularly saturated fat. Most health professionals will recommend avoiding meat. However, if you desire to keep meat in your diet, consider purchasing organic meat. If you can get grass-fed meat, that's even better.

2. What foods can you eat with leaky gut syndrome?

Whole foods are always a good choice - natural fruits and vegetables and substitutes for whole grains including, quinoa, millet, brown rice, buckwheat, and amaranth.

3. What vegan foods heal leaky gut syndrome?

Many of the foods we listed in the previous question are vegan, including fresh vegetables and fruits low in sugar. Other foods with healing properties include ginger, peppermint.

4. What foods should you avoid?

If you have a leaky gut, you'll want to stay away from processed foods, foods are grown with pesticides, refined sugar, alcohol, and soda with phosphoric acid.

5. Will popcorn with cheddar cheese interfere with leaky gut syndrome diet?

While the popcorn is okay, the cheddar cheese may cause an issue because it's dairy. At least initially, try eating the popcorn plain. Once you've healed from leaky gut, then try re-introducing the cheddar cheese on your popcorn.

6. Can Apple cider vinegar help leaky gut?

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used to kill yeast in the body. Therefore, if you're suffering from candida overgrowth in your intestines, an apple cider vinegar tonic is great for the leaky gut syndrome.

7. Is coffee bad for a leaky gut?

While there are many health benefits to coffee, it may not be the best choice when you're trying or heal a leaky gut. Consider Yerba mate or green tea as alternatives.

8. Are bananas good for leaky gut?

If you believe you suffer from candida, then no. Because bananas are high in sugar, they will feed your candida. Therefore, until you heal from candida, bananas should be avoided, and afterward, eaten in moderation.

9. Is bone broth good for leaky gut?

Yes, bone broth is very good for leaky gut. While eating meat may cause inflammation of the intestines, bone broth nourishes your intestinal lining and reduces inflammation because it contains collagen. You may also be wondering if you just drink bone broth? The answer is, yes.

10. Are eggs good for leaky gut?

Yes. Because omega fatty acids are known to reduce inflammation, foods high in omegas, like eggs, are a good choice for people suffering from leaky gut. Eggs are also high in B vitamins and l-lysine, which supports immune function. You may choose to cook using coconut oil or clarified butter, called ghee.