Saturday 15 May 2021

High Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO) found in animal base diet

Do you know that your poo tells you something about your health?
Asian Microbiome Library found that over one-third of those whose poop were analysed had high potential for producing TMAO.

That's a compound the body produces when it digests red meat, fish, eggs and dairy products which increase the risk of of death and non fatal cardiovascular diseases, a leading cause of death in Singapore.

How a TMAO diet affects you?
A high TMAO diet can affect the gut bacteria and in turn affect heart health.  Your gut health will affects the quality of your life, health and even your mood.

It may also link to autoimmune diseases like diabetes lupus and multi sclerosis, and condition like eczema and anxiety.

What is gut health?
Gut health is the trillions of good and bad bacteria, viruses and fungi living in the intestines, collectively known as the gut microbiome.

They help digest food, absorb and synthesise nutrients from food.

What could affect your gut health?
The food we consume, mental health, physical health and aging could potential affect the gut microbiome. 

According to Cleveland Clinic research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, gut bacteria are essential for TMAO formation.  When subjects ate 2 hard boiled eggs, the TMAO levels in their blood increased.

Stress can cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as increasing the production of cortisol.

How can you maintain a healthy gut?
1. Opt for high antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides wholesome plant, fruits and vegetables.
2. Have 20g to 30g of fibre daily
3. Consume a high plant base protein from legume, nuts and seeds.  Soy is among the highest plant protein.
4. Avoid food with additives, preservatives and artificial colouring.
(Read the label.  Usually when you see word with like chemical names eg sodium benzoate, citric acid, potassium sobate, ascorbic acid, tocopherol, etc)
5. Limit consumption of saturated fats
6. Out of 3 meals, choose at least 1 of the meals to be plant base.

How do i conveniently maintain my gut healthy?
I choose to have high antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides freeze dried wholesome plant, fruits and vegetables with fibre as my healthy breakfast in a min.

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