The link above provides a nice guide for what to eat and what not to eat if you have small intestine bacterial overgrowth which is one of the driving forces for Crohn’s individuals. As you scan the do not eat side quickly you see sugar, bread/wheat and processed food items. On the opposite side you see more natural foods and ingredients and I think that difference is obvious by now.
Sugar – The white refined sugar that is added to most food these days feeds the harmful bacteria. They thrive on it! Some people get gas pretty quickly after eating it and some even feel nausea shortly after. The non-medical world is naming sugar as point for your body because it sets off this imbalance that is hard to correct.
Wheat – This grain is not the same as it was long ago. It is basically a mutated version and we are eating it in almost everything. The worst of it that you can consume is bleached flour where they actually use bleach to get it bright white. Wheat is inflammatory and not very easy to digest. Flour also turns into sugar that then feed the SIBO.
Processed Food – This is the worst of the two because it combines the two above in one food. There can be many forms of sugar within the food itself along with wheat and other chemicals/preservatives. This food feeds the bacteria and they can even control your cravings so that they can get the food they want.
When you remove these foods the bacteria starve and your cravings get stronger. You need to be strong and resist! Add in the juicing and now you are destroying them and flushing them out. At the same time you are flushing in vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and probiotics to take the place of the harmful bacteria.
SIBO Juice Recipe:
- 1 Bell Pepper
The top three are your bacteria killers and provide you with a ton of chlorophyll. The bacteria and yeast do not like this oxygen filled part of the juice. The apple and lemon are there to help cover the bitter flavors. The apple also cleanses out the colon and the lemon has anti-inflammatory properties just like the ginger.
If you really can’t handle the green taste in this drink you can add more apple or possibly red grapes. Even though this is sugar, it is not nearly as bad as white refined versions!!