Probiotics and Probiotic Foods

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Anyone concerned about their overall health should look at probiotics and probiotic foods. Probiotics improve gut health, which is more important than previously thought. Gut health affects your immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood and sleep, and effective digestion. Here’s what you need to know about incorporating probiotics into your diet.

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are actually made up of a type of bacteria. Most people think of bacteria as a bad thing, but in reality your body is full of different types of bacteria. Some bacteria is important for your health. Probiotics can also be made up of certain yeasts.

What Do Probiotics Do?

Probiotics have many health benefits for the body. If you take antibiotics frequently or for a long period of time, it can kill the healthy bacteria in your gut, and probiotics can restore gut health. Probiotics are also proven to be effective in the battle against irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease are also improved with probiotics. In fact, most digestive problems can be remedied or improved with the use of probiotics.

Getting Probiotics in Your Diet

You have two primary options for getting probiotics for gut health. You can get probiotic supplements that are like a vitamin that you take every day. However, it is always best to get probiotics through your food because more of the bacteria or yeast will be utilized in the gut. 

Some of the best probiotic foods include:

  • Probiotic yogurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tempeh, a fermented soybean product
  • Kombucha
  • Pickles
  • Buttermilk
  • Some types of cheese

Incorporating these foods into your diet can greatly improve your gut and bowel health. However, sometimes these supplements are not enough. If your gut health has suffered for a long period of time, it is possible that probiotics alone will not be able to improve your condition.

However, there are other options. We offer colon hydrotherapy to detoxify the body, clear the bowels, and restore gut health. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.