What are probiotics and what can they do for YOU?
There has been a lot of talk lately about the benefits of probiotics. But many of us are asking the questions, “What exactly are probiotics and how can they help us?” Indeed, a lot of us don’t even know what they are, where they are found, and how they are beneficial. So, let’s take a look at probiotics and how they can help our overall health and well-being!
Probiotics are bacteria that live in your digestive tract. They help your body to absorb nutrients. Probiotics can also aid in fighting infection by creating enzymes that kill bad bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
What happens if you don’t have enough probiotics in your system? This can lead to candida, autoimmune disease, bad digestion, skin problems, and being sick often with colds and flus.
As you can see, probiotics are essential to your overall health. In the past, we ate a lot of fresh foods. As we didn’t have refrigerators back then, we fermented foods to keep them from spoiling. Now however, we refrigerate our food to keep it fresh which can kill natural probiotics in it. In addition, modern things such as prescription antibiotics, sugar, tap water, GMO foods, and other chemicals and medications that we take also lessen our natural probiotics.
It’s important to add more probiotics into our diet. By doing this, you can experience better digestion, stronger immune system, clearer skin, reduced chances of getting a cold or flu, better breath and you might even lose a little weight.
Where can you find probiotics? You can find them easily in yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, kombucha, miso, pickles, buttermilk, natto, and some cheeses! These are all healthy food that tastes great, too.
Believe it or not, overall good health begins right in your gut. The way to achieve a healthy body is to balance the good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract. That’s the secret to feeling great and looking your best.
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