It’s true, probiotics are great for you and should be included in your diet. Make sure to take probiotics daily, in one way or another, if you don’t already!
1.Probiotics are found within your body
Probiotics are the “good” bacteria of the body. Your body naturally contains good and bad bacteria. Both bacterias are introduced to your body in different ways.
2.You need the good to fight the bad
Bad bacteria can affect you through food consumption, different toxins in our daily life and even stress. With all these factors, it is important to maintain the good bacteria levels within your system.
3.There are two kinds of probiotics
Lactobacillus: Maybe the most popular, this probiotic is found in yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and pickles.
Bifidobacterium: This probiotic is found in some dairy products. Gouda cheese is a good source of probiotics along with Cheddar and Swiss cheese.
4.If you are taking antibiotic, take a probiotic
If you are sick enough to need an antibiotic, make sure to consume probiotics before, during and after your antibiotic dosage. Antibiotics are sometimes necessary to kill an infection or sickness. However, antibiotics attack all bacteria, good or bad. This is why you have to add in good bacteria to keep your system balanced.
5.Probiotics keep your immunity system strong
Taking a probiotic is beneficial, even if you’re in good health. Balance the good and bad bacteria to keep you feeling well and prevent sickness or infection. Probiotics have also been known to help increase your mood and aid in skin health.
Don’t forget about prebiotics
Prebiotics are a nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. This means when you consume probiotics and they enter into the intestines, they will have something to “eat” when they get there and will continue to grow. Win win.
Red wine, oatmeal, pistachios and bananas are all excellent sources of prebiotics!
Consume foods with probiotics. Good bacteria is essential to feeling healthy and balancing out your system. Getting vitamins and nutrition, including probiotics, through food is the best way to round out a healthy diet and life. Probiotics are also available as supplements.