Probiotics For The Win!
The amount of toxins and chemicals we put into our system due to our lifestyle through wrong foods, drinks, and even pollution causes dysbiosis, which means the bad bacteria grows faster while the good bacteria die since the environment in our system is not favorable for their growth. What probiotic does is ensures that your gut receives the good bacteria and creates an environment for it to grow, which helps with the overall health: improving your mood, mental health, reduces inflammation, improves your immunity, gives you better skin and hair and prevents a leaky gut.
Benefits of Probiotics?
By adding probiotic foods into your diet, you will be able to see the following health benefits: 1
● Stronger immune system
● Improved digestion
● Increased energy from production of vitamin B12
● Better breath because probiotics destroy candida bacteria
● Healthier skin, since probiotics improve eczema and psoriasis
● Reduced cold and flu
● Healing from leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease
● Weight loss
Below are the foods that are filled with probiotics:
1. Cultured Vegetables & Achaar
Fermented vegetables like cabbage or carrots and achaar that give food its sour taste and support the growth of good bacteria is a must in your daily diet. Fermented formulas are also high in enzymes, which helps with digestion.
Kombucha is a fermentation of black tea that is started by using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. This concoction primary health benefits include digestive support, increased energy and liver detoxification. Though difficult to find, stores Kenorita have began to keep them.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Along with benefits of probiotics, apple cider vinegar is fantastic for controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and even weight loss. Drink a small shot of it each day or use it as a salad dressing.
4. Sourdough Bread
Your excuse to have some bread! Sourdough bread is made with a probiotic starter that contains bacteria from the genus lactobacillus.2 So having a fresh slice of sourdough bread with peanut butter and bananas or cream cheese for breakfast isn’t a bad idea!3
Olives soaked in brine, a mixture of salt and water causes them to ferment and produce lactobacillus bacteria that are great for the intestinal tract. Olives have also have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.4
Because of refrigeration and dangerous agricultural practices like soaking our foods with chlorine, our food contains little to no probiotics and most foods today actually contain antibiotics that kill off the good bacteria in our bodies.1 So taking supplements is also a good idea. Setu’s YourGut probiotic has 9 strains and 15 Billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units) of naturally fermented probiotics that are rich in lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. On an average you only need about 6-10 billion cfus, so taking a YourGut is an additional boost to your system for a better digestive system and an immunity booster.