What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are essential for your digestive health and did you know that may be hundreds of other health benefits of consuming probiotic-rich foods that you might not be aware of?
Do you think you have enough probiotic-rich foods in your diet? Chances are probably not. Probiotics are good bacteria that primarily line your gut and are responsible for nutrient absorption and supporting your immune system. (1)
We would like to discuss some probiotic foods you should consider adding to your diet today and how they can benefit you.
If you you are not having enough probiotics, the side effects can include: digestive disorders, skin issues, candida, autoimmune disease, and frequent colds and flus. (2) Historically, we got plenty of probiotics in our diet from eating fresh foods from good soil and by fermenting our foods to keep them from spoiling.
However, these days, due to refrigeration and dangerous agricultural practices like soaking our foods with chlorine, our food may contain little to no probiotics and most foods today may actually contain antibiotics that kill off the good bacteria in our bodies. (3)
- Stronger immune system
- Improved digestion
- Increased energy from production of vitamin B12
- Better breath because probiotics destroy candida
- Healthier skin, since probiotics improve eczema and psoriasis
- Reduced cold and flu
- Healing from leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease
- Weight loss
Sound interesting? If you want to have these benefits, then it is time to start adding these probiotic foods to your diet for better health. Ideally, you should eat a variety of different types of probiotics as each one offers a different type of beneficial bacteria to help the body in a variety of ways.
7 Types of ‘Friendly’ Bacteria:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus bulgarius
- Lactobacillus reuteri
- Streptococcus thermophilus
- Saccharomyces boulardii
- Bifidobacterium bifidum
- Bacillus subtilis