Ep. 3: Gut and Digestion Part 2: Ideal Foods For Our Gut

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In this episode we discuss:

  • ​How plant polyphenols shape our gut microbiome
  • ​Potential issues with fruits (and why fructose isn’t one of them)
  • ​Why fats are essential for proper gut function and potential issues with low-fat diets
  • ​The importance of the migrating motor complex for a healthy gut and its relationship with our metabolic function
  • ​Why low-carb, keto, carnivore, and fasting (including intermittent fasting) aren’t ideal for our guts

​2:43 – the effects of plant antimicrobials and polyphenols on the gut

​8:35 – potential issues with fruits

15:20 – the effects of fats on our guts

​21:59 – the importance of the migrating motor complex

28:40 – the effects of low-carb, keto, carnivore, and fasting (including intermittent fasting) on our guts

Links from this episode

  • ​Plant ​polyphenols and bioflavanoids are not well absorbed (1, 2, 3, 4​, 5​)
  • ​Effects of polyphenols and bioflavanoids on our gut microbiome (​1, 2, 3, ​4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9​, 10)
  • ​Pure fructose is not well absorbed and leads to endotoxin production which is not relevant to dietary fructose ​sources ​because they include glucose as well as fructose (1, 2, 3, 4​)
  • ​Fructose capacity of human livers vs. rat livers (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • ​Relationship between thyroid function, migrating motor complex, gut motility, and SIBO (1, 2, 3​)
  • ​Meal timing​ and the migrating motor complex (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • ​Caloric restriction benefits are due to a reduction in endotoxin production (1)​
  • "Carbs vs. Fats: Which is the Better Fuel?" (article)
  • "Carbs vs. Fats: ​Hormonal Effects" (article)
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