Do you experience any of these signs?
- Take antibiotics which kill good gut bacteria
- Frequent stomach and digestion symptoms
- Stress or anxiety
- Weaken immune system
- Skin conditions like acne, eczema or Rosacea
…then you should use probiotics.
So what are probiotics and why do we need them?
Defined by WebMD: “Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Best Probiotic Food Sources
Yogurt with live culture is the best probiotic food!
Kefir is a fermented dairy product made of goat’s milk and fermented kefir grains. It is high in lactobacilli, bifidus bacteria and antioxidants.
Miso is a traditional Japanese medicine made from fermented rye, beans, rice or barley. Add a tablespoon of miso to hot water for a quick probiotic-rich soup.
Tempeh is vegetarian food and is a fermented probiotic-rich grain made from soy beans.
Pickles are an excellent source of probiotics with microbial value.
Kombucha is fermented tea and contains healthy gut bacteria. People who have had problems with candida may not be the best fit for kombucha.
Sauerkraut is made from fermented cabbage and is rich in healthy live cultures.
Read the food nutrition labels carefully to confirm product has live cultures. Probiotics can be consumed through food or supplements. Always talk with your doctor before starting a new supplement.
Health Benefits of Probiotics
The primary benefit of probiotics are to help the body maintain a healthy digestive system by creating healthy bacteria. From the healthy bacterium a protective shield is formed in the digestive tract preventing harmful bacteria and viruses from infecting the body.
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces cold and flu symptoms
- Improves gut health after taking antibiotics
- Helps with constipation and diarrhea
- Eases stomach aches
- Reduce the risk of colon cancer
- Manages skin conditions like; eczema, acne and Rosacea
- Helps with Crohn’s, colitis and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
A breakthrough study has revealed for the first time that probiotic bacteria appear to affect gene activity and cellular reactions in the human intestine.
To learn more about the breakthrough study, read more from Dr. Joseph Mercola’s article, The Healing Power of Probiotics Impresses Researchers.
Which probiotic do you use, through food or supplements? Please comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
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