I started taking probiotics last week! Because I want good gut health.
If your gut doesn’t have good bacteria, which most of the processed foods that we eat kill, then poor health and a lot of problems can occur, such as: inflammation and toxicity of the intestines, abdominal bloating and pain, IBS, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, chronic stress, poor metabolism and even poor mental health. It actually affects a lot!!!!
Whereas having good gut health can prevent all of that. It can prevent cancer, spike metabolism, normalize digestion and intestinal functions, relieve gas and bloating, promote good mental health and overall good health!!
Basically if your gut isn’t healthy, you AREN’T healthy. And I know I’ve done a number on my gut throughout the years…which is why I wanted to start taking probiotics.
I’ve had issues with an inflamed stomach lining within the past year and specifically bought a probiotic supplement targeted at helping abdominal bloating and pain. And while taking a supplement is a GREAT start and GREAT thing to do daily, studies have shown that the best way to get your healthy bacteria intake is to eat fermented foods because they carry WAY more good bacteria than a supplement does. We’re talking trillions of good little bacteria colonies!
So here’s what to start eating/drinking more of:
- miso soup
- kombucha (fermented fizzy tea)
- prebiotics (help good bacteria grow) such as: honey, bananas, sweet potatos, garlic and asparagus.
And eat less processed foods and foods with GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). Which a lot of our foods contain…I honestly hadn’t given it much thought until this past week though! I just heard the word GMO’s being thrown around and chose to actively not care…because I like a lot of food that contains them!! And I don’t plan on giving up every food that is terrible for me but I’m ready to be more aware and actively put less crap into my body.
HERE’S just one list of the many you could find online on why GMO’s suck.
So here’s to good gut health!
And an excuse to drink more kombucha while grocery shopping.