Everything you need to know about probiotics!
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are a source of good bacteria that is essential to maintain a happy and healthy gut! Each person has a unique microbiome (this is what breaks down food, produces certain vitamins and helps to protect us against disease-causing bacteria).
Why do we need probiotics?
The microbiome already houses around 100 trillion bacterial cells. Crazy right! Daily, we unconsciously compromise our gut microbiome with things such as:
Chemicals & GMO
Toxic and processed foods
Alcohol and cigarettes
What does our microbiome do?
Most importantly, this is our immunity! Without it, we would not survive. It also breaks down all of the foods we consume, providing us with necessary vitamins and minerals. Medical studies suggest that many conditions are the result in a compromised gut microbiome.
Give your gut a helping hand!
Probiotics assist the gut by helping to balance the good bacteria in the digestive system while playing a significant part in keeping your body healthy and your gut happy!
Here is a list of rich probiotic foods that you can incorporate into your diet:
Yogurt (Containing live cultures)
Sauerkraut (Shredded fermented cabbage)
Tempeh (Fermented soybean)
Kimchi (Salted, spiced fermented vegetables)
Miso (Fermented paste/seasoning)
Kombucha (Fermented black/green tea drink)
Here at Love & Tonic we stock Probiotic Foods which is a company that is 100% natural, certified organic with prebiotic and probiotics throughout their range. Also free from dairy, gluten, GMO, colours, flavours and preservatives. We would love to chat further with you about the benefits of these products and your specific concerns in store! Alternatively, you can check out their website for more information http://www.probioticfoods.com.au/