5 Important Questions About Probiotics
(written by Larysa for DesignerWhey.com)
Probiotics are making their way into mainstream USA in big numbers. Shelves of natural food, grocery and warehouse stores are lined with pills that contain different strains and promise everything from digestive repair to lowered cholesterol.
What are probiotics and what can they do for you?
Probiotics are the good bacteria in your body that fight bacteria, infections and make you healthy. Basically they keep your body in balance.
How does your body lose good bacteria and get off balance?
The most common ways are drinking alcohol, coffee and/or tap water, and taking antibiotics (they kill bad and good bacteria at the same time).
What can probiotics do for you?
-heal a sour stomach caused by acid reflux
-help alleviate diarrhea
-lower your blood pressure
-lower your cholesterol
-help fight bacterial infection
-help anxiety and depression related disorders
-fight yeast infection
-increase your immune system
-help you lose weight
Where do you find probiotics?
Supplemental form, yogurt, soy milk, milk, dark chocolate, pickled foods (pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi) and olives
Who should consume probiotics?
Everyone! Aim to consume 1 serving of foods that naturally contain probiotics, daily, and consider taking a probiotic supplement. Look for a well known, preservative/additive free brand that contain multiple strains and 3-5 billion CFU’s a day.
Here’s To a Happy Belly!