A staggering figure about the state of American Society. Over 60% of Americans are now Overweight or Obese. This figure is relative to a total population and is regionally fluctuating. Primarily the root cause for this is Poor Diet, Lack of Exercise, and Bad Genetics. What researchers are finding is that another cause, a desert situation inside the Gut.
Gut bacteria are (not-surprisingly) in control of how we store fat, the blood glucose (sugar) levels , and the hormones which control both. The Gut bacteria colonies begin as we are born, passing through the birth canal and then we are either fostering the bacteria or killing it off with every thing we do with our lives afterward.
What has been found is that lean people have a much more diverse bacterial flora. Lean people tend to eat a diet with less processed food and more nutritious, fibrous foods that are high in probiotics. Researchers and frankly common sense can see that populations that eat 'dead' food or food that has little to no nutritional value will have poorer health. This poor health is now becoming clearer and clearer to originate with the tiny BILLIONS of Gut bacteria living in your large intestine, and mouth.
As I have written about before, there are some easy ways to make sure you are fostering your Gut Bacteria and helping you lose weight and maintain proper health. Fermented food like sauerkraut, pickels, Kim Chee, and Greek Yogurt are especially good. Eating Organic produce that is not processed will help with Fiber content and acts as a valuable Prebiotic.
If weight on the outside is what you are concerned about, I would highly recommend thinking before you put crap on the inside. Eat for good health!
25 Double Unders
10 Standing Toe Touch W/ KB
10 Banded Good Mornings
30 Hang Power Clean 185/115
20 Lateral Burpee Over bar
10 Bar Muscle Ups
*sub Chest to Bar Pull Ups
Against an 8 Minute Clock,
Build To a Heavy 2 RM Deadlift.
* This type of opens workout came out last year and it may pop up again???