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Understanding Foods that 'Rot' in Your Colon



In a world saturated with health advice, distinguishing fact from fiction can be challenging. Dr. Ken Barry, a seasoned family physician, sheds light on a prevalent misconception regarding foods that purportedly rot in your colon. Contrary to popular belief, it's not red meat or fatty foods that linger and decay in your digestive tract but rather a surprising lineup of plant-based staples.

Dr. Barry identifies seven foods notorious for their potential to undergo decomposition in the colon. Topping the list are beans, renowned for their fiber content yet notorious for their tendency to resist digestion in the small intestine. Similarly, wheat, onions, garlic, oats, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage join the roster of culprits. As these undigested remnants traverse the digestive tract, they become fodder for bacteria and fungi, resulting in the production of foul-smelling gas—a telltale sign of fermentation and decay.

While the notion of foods rotting in the colon may evoke discomfort, Dr. Barry offers valuable insights into its implications. Drawing parallels to the carnivore diet, where flatulence diminishes significantly due to the absence of undigested plant matter, he underscores the importance of understanding digestive processes to optimize gut health.

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