Poor Diet: A diet high in processed foods, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats disrupts the balance of gut bacteria, leading to inflammation and digestive problems.
Lack of Fiber: Insufficient fiber intake hinders proper digestion and can cause constipation, as fiber acts as a prebiotic that nourishes beneficial gut bacteria.
Excessive Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol irritates the gastrointestinal tract, disrupts gut bacteria balance, and weakens the intestinal barrier, leading to inflammation and impaired nutrient absorption.
Chronic Stress: Prolonged stress disrupts digestion and the gut-brain axis, leading to issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and increased gut permeability.
Antibiotic Overuse: Overuse of antibiotics kills beneficial gut bacteria along with harmful ones, causing an imbalance that can result in digestive disturbances and increased susceptibility to infections.