In your gut simple sugars kill beneficial bacteria

In your gut, simple sugars kill beneficial bacteria

Recent research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that artificial sugars in the form of fructose or sucrose can affect the body in the long term. Professor Eduardo Groisman, the study’s principal author, believes that fructose and sucrose, two sugars commonly found in foods, are harmful to people. Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, which is prevalent in lean and healthy individuals, feeds on fibre and other complex carbohydrates used