Within your gut resides more than 100 TRILLION living bacteria that control many aspects of your health, and unfortunately, due to things like the ingestion of artificial sweeteners (found in diet beverages and food products) that kill off the healthy bacteria in your gut, most folks have created a massive and very dangerous bacterial imbalance in their body.
But it doesn't just stop with diet beverages and artificial sweeteners. In fact, there are MANY foods that can do SERIOUS damage to your gut and your immune system, all while destroying your overall health and dramatically slowing your fatloss to boot.
Here are three of the absolute WORST:
1. Sugar. We all know sugar is bad news for fatloss and insulin levels; in fact, excessive sugar intake can and often will result in insulin resistance and Type II Diabetes...no laughing matter there. But what most people don't realize is that sugar acts as a fertilizer for the "bad", health-destroying bacteria in your gut.
Yes, that's right...every time you eat sugar (added by the truckload into snacks, cereals, desserts, juice, sodas, teas, and a host of other food and beverage items), the infectious, pathogenic baceteria in your gut feed on it, multiply, and spread further throughout your intestinal walls, wreaking havoc on your entire body, and your health. If you ever want to achieve optimal health and your ideal body, limit your sugar intake, plain and simple.
2. Processed, packaged foods (i.e. anything that comes in a bag or a box). Processed, packaged foods that come in a bag or a box, with a laundry list of ingredients, contain MANY bad-bacteria promoting chemicals and food additives that destroy your gut and create a toxic environment in your belly that can quickly spread throughout your entire body.
Instead, strive to eat whole, natural foods--without all the additives--and you'll be well on your way to a healthier bacterial balance in your belly. Where are these whole, natural foods found? In the produce aisle, and in the lean meat section of your local grocer.
One other tip, reach for the organic varieties of these foods when possible as agriculture chemicals sprayed on produce, and antibiotics and hormones injected into meats, can also have a significant negative effect on gut bacteria.
3. Yogurt. "Huh? I thought yogurt was a great source of healthy bacteria?!" Well, while that can be true, most of the time it's not because the vast majority of yogurts are either full of sugar or artificial sweeteners that feed the bad bacteria and kill the good bacteria in your gut.
Yogurt is a great choice; just make sure there are no added sweeteners -- be it sugar, sucralose, saccharine, or aspartame. These sweeteners will cancel out any and ALL positive effects of yogurt by wreaking more havoc on your gut bacteria before the "good stuff" in yogurt even has a chance to go to work.
Now, those are three of the WORST foods for your gut, but how would you like to know TEN of the absolute BEST?
Unlike the gut-damaging foods above, these 10 foods help to restore a healthy bacterial balance in your belly by killing off the bad bacteria while at the same time giving you loads more of the vitally important, beneficial bacteria that is so critical to both your health and fat loss goals.
Fortunately, my good friend and Registered Dietician, Brett Hall, has created a brand new report revealing the TOP 10 Gut-Cleansing Foods, and he's giving it away 100% FREE this week. Download your free copy in a few seconds and get your hands on the Top 10 Gut-Cleaning Foods, 100% FREE, right here:
To your success,
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"We Literally Had No Other Choice.”
You see, perhaps like you, Joel and I have been using supplements for years…and while we always knew that the supplement industry was surrounded by its fair share of scams and shady practices, we didn’t truly realize just how BAD the problem was until July of 2011.
I remember it like it was yesterday. After dinner one night while visiting Joel down in Florida, we tuned into a news special while relaxing at the kitchen table—news coverage that proved to be even scarier than it was eye-opening.
You see, over the course of that next hour, investigative reporters exposed company after company after company whose products simply did not contain anywhere close to the amount of each ingredient that their labels claimed.
For example, a product may claim 100 mg of an exotic fat-burning ingredient while containing only 20 mg, or in many cases, none at all.
What’s more, many supplements plain didn’t work as advertised or were found to contain potentially harmful contaminants such as bacteria and even lead.
How could this be?
Well, most consumers of nutrition products are often surprised to learn that the FDA (the Food and Drug Administration) does not test, monitor or approve dietary supplements.
Simply put, the supplement industry is, by and large,
As you can imagine, an unregulated industry leaves itself at an incredible risk for unscrupulous and unethical companies whose deceitful business practices are literally stealing your hard-earned money and giving you next to nothing in return.
What’s even worse is that through this startling news story, we also learned that even many of the brands that we personally used, trusted and recommended were cutting corners and “cheapening” their products to boost profit margins and their own bottom line…and that was a big blow.
You see, Joel and I both have always been big proponents of scientifically-backed dietary supplements to help men and women get better and faster results from their efforts.
After college I worked as a nutritionist for fitness legend Bill Phillips at his supplement company EAS/Body-for-LIFE, and Joel was a Grand Champion in Bill’s 2001 Body-for-LIFE challenge. Through more than a decade each we’ve grown to reach millions of people through our articles, media appearances and best-selling books, and together we share nearly 30 years experience in the nutrition and supplement industry.
But the reality is that over the years, particularly these last few, the supplement industry has spiraled completely out of control, and even many of the “good guy” companies have lost sight of what really matters–you, your body and your results.
And that’s precisely why we got involved: there was a need—a glaring, desperate need—for a company like BioTrust to emerge, and we just couldn’t let that call go unanswered any longer.
So we got to work, assembling a team of the best researchers, formulators, manufacturers and fitness professionals that any supplement company could dream of, and nearly one year after that eye-opening July evening, we launched BioTrust—a line of premium dietary supplements that we’re proud to use ourselves and recommend to our friends, family and millions of followers alike.
You see, what makes BioTrust different is our commitment to:
1.Using only top-quality, all-natural ingredients that are free from hormones, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives
2.Products that work because they contain the precise Scientific Dose™ of each key ingredient for real results
3.Strict quality control measures that ensure each and every BioTrust product meets label claims and is guaranteed potent and pure
And so many other “above and beyond” business and quality assurance practices that you can read about on our “BioTrust Difference” page HERE.
Does voluntarily implementing all these research and formulation practices along with independent 3rd-party testing cut into our profit margins? Of course it does. But our wallets simply aren’t why we got in this business—you are.
Simply put, BioTrust was created to produce products that are bigger, badder, and better than literally anything else on the market from both a quality ingredient and scientific effectiveness standpoint. And as you browse the site and learn about our products, you will clearly see how we’ve risen head and shoulders above the competition with each and every product we’ve produced.
Again, at BioTrust we’re here for you. Welcome to the family.
Co-founder, BioTrust Nutrition