Probiotics Health Wellness

Here’s what you should know before you decide to embark on a course of probiotics to improve your health and wellness.

Probiotics are especially beneficial for your overall health and digestive wellness. The digestive system needs a healthy balance between good and bad types of bacteria. Probiotics contain the bacteria to keep your gut happy and healthy. Basically probiotics help move food through your digestive system.

When a probiotic should be taken?
It’s often recommended to take a daily probiotic to improve overall health and wellness.
New studies have found that probiotics should be taken after a course of anti-biotics. The body loses good bacteria when consuming anti-biotics and taking probiotics helps to restore and balance the bacteria.

Probiotics and your digestive system?
Lactobacillus – a type of friendly bacteria that lives naturally in the body.
Bifidobacterium – along with Lactobacillus, are some of the most well-known probiotics and are an important part of your flora.
Saccharomyces boulardii – a yeast found in probiotics know to help fight digestive problems.

Probiotics in Foods and Supplements.
Beneficial bacteria and yeasts, are available in fermented foods and drinks, and those have been consumed by people for thousands of years! Friendly bacteria live naturally in foods like plain unflavored yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, kimchi, kefir, and even pickles.
Supplements – taking a probiotic supplement can increase and maintain healthy intestinal flora in your digestive tract? We know a healthy digestive tract is linked directly to a stronger immune system.

You Are What You Eat.
What are the necessary ingredients for a healthy digestive system? There never was a truer expression than, “You are what you eat.” Everything we do in life depends upon our digestive system’s ability to obtain nutrition from what we eat. So, pay attention to that gut feeling and keep stimulating that feel-good hormone!

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