How Probiotics Can Help You With Gut Issues, and Beyond!

By now I am sure you’ve heard of probiotics and how they can help your digestive system, and a lot of other parts of your health. With this post, I want to inform you about the benefits of probiotics and your digestive system. I will educate you on what probiotics are, what foods you can get them from, and some benefits of having a diverse microbiome.

Probiotics come in supplemental form, and are also extant in various foods similar to the microorganisms (bacteria) in your gut. The microbes in our gut (or microbiota) help our bodies function properly by digesting the food we eat, fighting off the problematic organisms, and producing essential vitamins. (1)

You can literally see how the bacteria in our gut is beneficial for our health through more efficient digestive processes! Also, the more diverse your microbiota is, the healthier and happier you and your microbiota will be. (pun intended).

When you buy a probiotic, there will most likely be a variety of microorganisms in the supplement because of the knowledge of the more diverse the microbiota, the better. The most common organisms you will see are the bacteria that belong to the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria groups. It is common that a doctor will recommend a probiotic with an antibiotic you may be given.

PROBIOTIC FOODS INCLUDE (2)

-Greek yogurt

-Kefir

-Sauerkraut

-Tempeh

-Kimchi

SOME OTHER BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS (2)

–    Increase the “good” bacteria in your gut

  • Boost your immune system

–    Strengthen your gut wall, so that any unwanted substances don’t provoke an immune response

–    Alleviate digestive issues like constipation (From experience this isn’t fun)

–    Relieve diarrhea caused by antibiotic use (3,4)

–    Fight off irritable bowel syndrome  (5,6)

–    Anxiety relief

As an adult with digestive issues I have a passion for healing the gut, digestive system, and even anxiety in young adults before they have to rely on medication, and even worse, being diagnosed with cancer of the digestive system.

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