Do you know what your #1 tool for health is?
We believe your #1 tool for health is your fork! The foods we eat have a huge impact on our gut, digestion, immune system and overall health.
We know by now that eating clean (and avoiding food allergens such as gluten) and going organic is what our bodies need to keep us healthy. But when it comes to choosing what foods to include in our diet, we should consider one more thing — probiotic foods.
Probiotics are “good” bacteria that help balance out the “bad” bacteria in our intestines and digestive tract. Along with taking a daily probiotic supplement, we should also be eating foods that are rich in probiotics. The infographic below highlights 8 probiotic foods you should add to your regular diet!
High quality dark chocolate also contains probiotics. While eating a small amount of dark chocolate on a regular basis is considered healthy, don’t overdo it!
Look for dark chocolate with coconut sugar over cane sugar!
Probiotics are also found in red wine. We don’t recommended you rely on wine to get your daily does of probiotics, a recent study shows strains of Lactobacillus, which are also found in yogurt, are associated with the wine-making process. Researches also discovered that the bacteria survived when exposed to gastric juice, bile and enzymes. This means red wine (in moderation) may have a positive impact on digestion.
Taking a daily probiotic supplement and eating the probiotic foods I mentioned above can help do the following:
- Boost Immune System
- Fight Flu and Cold Symptoms
- Improve Gut Health
- Improve Digestion
- Relieve IBS and Colitis
- Ease Constipation and Diarrhea
- Ease Stomachaches
- Prevent and treat UTIs
- Fight Depression and Anxiety
- Manage and Prevent Eczema in Children
- Improve Acne
Having a healthy, balanced digestive system is extremely important to your health and energy! When your digestive system is balanced with good healthy bacteria, you look (and feel) better! Plus digestion is a breeze!
Just say no to painful and embarrassing digestive issues (and all the other health concerns associated with digestive issues) and incorporate these probiotic rich foods into your daily diet.
We also highly recommend taking a good, high quality probiotic. With so many toxins in our food and our environment, its next to impossible to avoid them. The best way to counter act the harmful affects of food toxins like hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and artificial flavors is supplementing high probiotics in your daily diet!