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Q How can I do a gut cleanse with­out go­ing on a juice and fruit diet?

AYou re­ally do not need to go on a juice and fruit diet to cleanse your gut. In fact, it might worsen some sit­u­a­tions. Fruit has nat­u­ral su­gar but it en­ters your blood stream as su­gar. Plus if you eat too much fruit, the bad bac­te­ria in your gut can ac­tu­ally feed off this su­gar and mul­ti­ply, cre­at­ing some gut prob­lems. Fruit is good in mod­er­ate amounts but like most things in life, too much can be harm­ful in many ways.

Here is how you can go about tak­ing care of your gut on a daily ba­sis with­out go­ing on a crazy cleanse. How­ever, be­fore you be­gin this regime, please con­sult your doc­tor. 1 Have a ta­ble­spoon of or­ganic ghee first thing ev­ery morn­ing on wak­ing up, even be­fore you have your morn­ing tea or cof­fee. The good fats in ghee heal your stomach lin­ing and pre­pare it for ab­sorp­tion of nutri­ents through the day. 2 Add glu­tamine to your diet. If you have a very in­flamed gut (skin is­sues, di­ges­tive dis­tur­bances and stub­born fat), you will need a dosage of 5g daily for the first two weeks after which you can re­duce the dosage to 2g daily. 3 Have a glass of green veg­etable juice, go­ing heavy on the ginger and lemon. 4 Add a pinch of turmeric to your lunch and din­ner for an anti-in­flam­ma­tory ef­fect and to clean your gut.

RASHI CHOWD­HARY is a nu­tri­tion­ist, di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor and cre­ator of The Pro­tein Bake Shop

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