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The Health Benefits of Taking Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are consumed through fermented drinks, foods and supplements. Probiotics are made up of the food bacteria that we need for gut function. They are known to fight off some of the bad bacteria in the body when there is too much present. According to Healthline, an imbalance means there are too many bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria. It can happen due to illness, medication such as antibiotics, and poor diet.

Some examples of probiotics foods and drinks are:

  • Kombucha

  • Sauerkraut

  • Pickles

  • Probiotic Yogurt

  • Gouda, Mozzarella, Cottage Cheese

  • Tempeh

  • Kimchi

Probiotics are a great way to get your gut health back on track. There are numerous benefits of taking probiotics in different forms. They come in capsule and supplement form for convenience and quicker consumption. Probiotics are mostly known for the ability to restore good bacteria in the gut, however, they can also prevent and treat diarrhea. Traveler’s diarrhea has been shown to be significantly reduced with the use of probiotics. Gut health is also linked to your mood and how you feel on a regular basis. Taking probiotics can improve our mental health and overall temperament.

If you want to hit a restart button on your gut health try taking probiotics. There are days where we eat poorly, maybe have a few alcoholic beverages and a detox is needed. Being able to make way for the good bacteria in our stomachs is incredibly beneficial for not only our gut health but our bowel function. Help to restore your body’s gut function to a healthier state through probiotics.

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