Brain Health Nutrition

What are Probiotics and How Do We Get Them?

You might have heard about probiotics before, but do you actually know what they are and what do they do for our body? Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. They are the bacteria that is good for our bodies.

Researchers are still figuring out the specifics of how beneficial probiotics are to our body but, as they learn more about this bacteria, we are realizing more of why it is essential we get them in order to maintain our digestive system and keep the food moving in our gut.

Now the question is how do we get our probiotics in order to maintain the wellbeing of our digestive system?

As Dr. Axe explains below, there are four main ways that you can get your probiotics:

  1. Eat sour and fermented foods.
  2. Consume more probiotic-enriched foods like kefir.
  3. Eat fermentable fiber, which can be found in fruits and vegetables.
  4. Take a probiotic supplement.

He dives further into detail in his video below and makes it easier for us to understand what probiotics do for our body and the importance of diet in maintaining the bacteria in our gut.

From Dr. Josh Axe:

Today I’m going to show you how to increase the amount of probiotics in your system. If you can increase the amount of good bacteria in your body, it can help clear up your skin, improve detoxification, increase your nutrient absorption, help with digestion, weight loss, hormone balance, and liver detoxification. As you can see, probiotics are essential with healing any condition out there today.

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