The Power of Probiotics

This week we’re going to eat (or drink!) something with probiotics in it every day! Say WHAT!?

You’ve probably heard about the importance of your “gut microbiome.”

It’s a huge health buzzword. Basically, it refers to all of the beneficial microorganisms – bacteria – that live inside you and help you to digest food and keep your immune system strong.

Having just the right balance of probiotics can have a MASSIVE impact on your health. Scientists are learning more about this every day!

The great news is that you don’t even have to take a supplement as long as you’re getting it in your regular diet.

These “good bacteria” help keep all the “bad” bacteria under control!

Probiotics are old news in many parts of the world, as they’ve been a regular part of the diet for centuries – foods like kimchi, unpasteurized sauerkraut, yogurt and kefir all contain probiotics.

Some other popular sources:
● Kombucha
● Pickles
● Miso
● Microalgae

If you don’t like fermented foods, you can also use a supplement to boost your probiotic intake.

Metagenics is the brand that I prefer.

Are you in for this probiotic challenge of eating at least ONE probiotic-containing food every day this week? If so, let me know in a comment…. and let me know your favorite probiotic-containing food!!