Why You Need Probiotics In Your Diet & Where To Find Them

“Probiotic” is a buzzword in the health food world, so we decided to share why probiotics are critical to good health and why you need to add them to your diet.

Benefits of Taking Probiotics

Your digestive system is home to trillions of living bacteria called probiotics. But, unlike bad bacteria that contributes to people becoming ill, these good bacteria are in fact crucial to staying healthy. Probiotics help to regulate your digestion, metabolism, immune system and much more.

Unfortunately, factors such as a poor diet or a dose of antibiotics can damage the probiotics in your digestive system, which leads to an imbalance. Probiotic imbalance can lead to digestion problems like gas, bloating or constipation, or even more serious issues such as heart disease, obesity or autoimmune diseases. So, there are clear health benefits of taking probiotics to keep the good bacteria in your gut.

Who Needs Probiotics? 

The reality is that we all need probiotics in our bodies, and many to most people can benefit from consuming more probiotics each day. Probiotics are especially recommended for those suffering from digestive problems, such as chronic or antibiotic-related diarrhea, lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome. Some people have shared that taking probiotics has improved their oral health and allergic disorders such as eczema and hay fever. Studies have even shown that taking probiotic supplements may lead to fewer colds throughout the year.

Here’s the short answer to the question of who need probiotics. You. Me. Health benefits of probiotics exist for ALL of us.

Best Sources of Probiotics

From food to daily supplements, there are plenty of ways to incorporate more probiotics into your daily life. Here are a few recommendations from Dr. David Perlmutter:

  • Active-culture yogurt is one of the most popular ways to add probiotics to your diet. Opt for varieties with no added sugar or artificial flavors for best results.
  • Kombucha tea is a black or green tea fermented with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. The most common combination is Saccharomyces yeast and Gluconacetobacter xylinus bacteria.
  • Kimchi is a spicy mixture of fermented vegetables, usually cabbage and radish, originating in Korea.
  • Sauerkraut is a German dish, also made from fermented cabbage.
  • Vegetables such as cucumbers, onions, carrots and beets pickled with brine are also great sources of probiotics. Just make sure the vegetables are unpasteurized.
  • Probiotic supplements are one of the best ways to increase your probiotic intake. They provide a specific dose of one type or a blend of probiotics to ensure that you get the right amount for your health.

Probiotic Supplement Benefits

An article in Healthline.com shares eight incredible probiotic supplement benefits. We suggest you read the entire article for more in-depth information, but the benefits of taking probiotics include:

  1. balancing friendly bacteria in your digestive system
  2. helping to prevent and/or treat diarrhea
  3. improving some mental health conditions
  4. helping to keep your heart healthy
  5. reducing allergy and eczema severity
  6. reducing digestive disorder symptoms
  7. boosting immune systems
  8. aiding you in losing weight/belly fat

About Roger & Jane Hardy

Roger and Jane created Hardy Healthy Gut to show you that every problem in life is easier to solve when your mind and body are working properly.
And you don't have to be a health nut or fitness enthusiast to enjoy a mind & body that's firing on all cylinders.

All it takes are simple, daily habits that get easier and easier with practice.

The tips we teach are the same simple daily habits that helped us feel better in our 40's than we did in our 20's.
And these same daily habits have made our 50's and 60's a successful adventure!

Now we look forward to the future and we're enjoying getting older!

Which proves that age is just a number and that number isn't what's slowing you down.
Your age isn't the real cause of those aches, pains, and brain fog.

All of this is possible for you too, my friend!

So thank you for being here. I hope you use these tips to transform your life and enjoy retirement as much as we have!

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