Gut Health

How Pre & Probiotics work.

It seems more and more we are hearing about Pre & Probiotics. An daily a new Probiotic supplement is hitting the shelves to help our intestinal health. Although a supplement may be needed. There are plenty of foods that have Probiotics naturally. Try to get your daily meals filled with them.

Here is the difference between the two.

Prebiotics- Carbs that cannot be digested. Food for Probiotics.

Probiotics- The Good or helpful bacteria. Helps control growth of harmful bacteria. Naturally found in the body an can be found in some foods and supplements.

In the mid 90’s people wanted to know more. An doctors started suggesting them to help digestive problems.  

Two major types of Probiotics are: 

Lactobacillus, most common Probiotic found in yogurt and other fermented foods. They say may actually help those who can’t normally digest lactose. 

Bifidobacterium- found in some dairy. May help ease Irritable Bowl Syndrome.

There is also research that may suggest it also helps with skin conditions, urinary health, allergies, oral health, and colds. 

You can Google search and find plenty of foods with Probiotics. Here are a few of my favorites.

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Wine 
  • Green Olives
  • Pickles
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Cottage Cheese

Always ask your physician before starting supplements. But, a probiotic supplement added to your daily lifestyle may help digestive and bloating problems. Especially if natural Probiotics foods are not your favorite. This could be a way to help your gut and get more Probiotics in your system. Take a look, there usually found in the vitamin aisle. If your having any intestinal or bowl problems ask your doctor about probiotic supplements.

Here’s to gut health!                         💪-Bean 

Sources:

WebMD “What are Probiotics”  By: Mary Jo D’Lonardo

Eat This Not That “18 Probiotic foods for a Healthy Gut”                                     By: Olivia Tarantino


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