Bad Gut Bacteria May Be to Blame for Weight Gain

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz. Have you gained weight despite exercising and eating well? Bad belly bugs maybe to blame. There are some evidence that certain tummy microbes, also know as gut bacteria can make you fat. Researchers have found that mice who like a certain protein are about 15% heavier than other mice, and have more of an intestinal bug that causes calories to be stored as fat.

They also have higher body light inflammation which inflicts the heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Worse, those little rodents have metabug syndrome which in humans is characterized by belly fat, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and high LDL cholesterol. Here's how to tame those bad bacteria. First, cut back on sugary foods.

It's easier to overdo the sweet carbs that microbes love, while eating a low cal. For example, a meal replacement farm might only have 180 calories, but more than three teaspoons are sugar, then load up on probiotics, those're the beneficial bacteria that help boost your immunity. Unsweetened yogurt is one of the best sources, you don't stick at probiotic supplement.

I'm Dr. Oz, for more ways to nourish your your health, check out our smart tips.