Category: colon

Flashback Friday: Benefit of Dates for Colon Health

Dates are one of the healthiest sweeteners. That’s what we use in The How Not to Die Cookbook. You can blend them with water to make date syrup or use date sugar, which is a whole food—just dried dates ground into powder—and as such is packed with nutrition, ending up with as much antioxidant power as…


Low Sugar Diets Are Better for Your Gut

A study from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, found that mice fed diets high in sugar developed severe colitis by increasing harmful colon bacteria and decreasing healthful colon bacteria. The researchers fed mice various dietary sugars such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose for seven days. The high-sugar diet damaged the gut’s protective mucus…