Probiotics 101: The Benefits of Fermented Foods

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

One of the most common complaints I see in new clients is digestive issues. Whether it is heartburn, bloating, bowel dysfunction or more serious disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease, gastrointestinal distress tops the list of issues by far.

Because of that, I see a lot of people who have been prescribed over the counter or prescription medications to manage these conditions. They take antacids, laxatives, or anti-diarrheals, all to manage issues that are highly preventable. They are also readily treatable with a mindful and healthy diet and some key supplements.

If you struggle with GI distress, the very first place to look is your diet. You’re eating three times a day, so what you put in your gut is the main culprit of how your digestion will respond. Feed yourself low quality and processed food, you can expect to not feel well. Eating a nutritious diet though, will allow your digestion to hum along as it should.

In addition, there are key foods you can include in your diet to help enhance your GI health even more.

You may be familiar with the term “probiotic.” These are microorganisms that help to recolonize beneficial bacteria in the gut which in turn allows for healthy digestion, assimilation of nutrients and elimination. They are essential not only for healthy digestion but also your overall health, vitality, immunity and happiness.

Although probiotics are available in pill form, there are specific foods you can include in your diet to help replenish these good bacteria. In today’s video, I will share with you what they are…

Once you’ve watched the video I want to hear from you!

Have you ever eaten any of these foods? If so, what benefits did you experience? Did you find your immunity improve or your mood stabilize? I’d love to know. Also, how did you prepare them to enhance flavor? Please leave your comment below so that we can all benefit from your experience.

Probiotics are one of the single most important aspects of your health and well-being. Whether you get them in the form of food or supplements, I encourage you to explore these options to help you move closer to your health goals. And as always, if you choose to take a supplement, discuss it with your doctor.

Have a great week everyone and stay well!