It seems strange to me that sugar causes bad bacteria to grow, while the good bacteria apparently just ignores it
Any reason for this?
asked byHuntingBears (4176)
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on March 13, 2013
at 12:06 AM
Part 1, your question:
The truth is that all bacteria can be killed by sugar. Essentially (this is a vast oversimplification) the sugar dehydrates the bacteria via hypertonic process.
The problem is we consume far more bad bacteria than good bacteria. So sugar kills off bacteria which we repopulate with bad bacteria and cause a massive imbalance.
But the effect of sugar on bacteria is only one of the problems with sugar.
Part 2, what I think you are asking:
Yeast and Fungus, like candida, actually can "consume" and ferment sugars which lead to continued growth. These fungi also contribute to destroying good bacteria in the gut.