Heal your gut for better immunity with probiotics
Maintain good immunity with probiotic foods
If you are concerned with the state of your immune system, during the current Covid19 pandemic, probiotic foods should be on your daily menu. They are beneficial for your gut health and your immunity.
You might have already heard that yogurt was good for your digestion because of the presence of good bacteria (probiotics). But did you know your body is made of equal amounts of bacterial and human cells?
What are probiotics exactly?
Probiotics foods add more of the good bacteria in your belly. Prebiotic foods feed these bacteria. Studies have shown that consuming higher amounts of these gut friendly foods is beneficial. The end result? You will process food more efficiently and boost your immune response. Making healthy foods choices is especially crucial during the pandemic.
The gut flora in your digestive tract plays a large role. It can have a significant impact on your immune system, your digestion, and your mood. The gut flora is connected to everything including your weight. If your gut is unbalanced (too much bad bacteria versus good), it can affect how your food is digested. The bad bacteria in your gut triggers inflammation and sends your immune system into overdrive as it tries to rid the body of the bacteria.
Your gut flora could simply be unbalanced because our modern day diet is very low in probiotics. Furthermore, sugar, artificial sweeteners, hand sanitizer overuse and antibiotics wipe out gut flora.
The Best Prebiotic foods
You should aim at consuming at least one of these foods daily :
- Flax seeds
- Cooked and cooled rice or potatoes
- Hemp seeds
The Best Probiotic Foods
Try to introduce the following foods in your diet on a daily basis :
- Apple cider vinegar
- Gut Shot
- Probiotic supplements twice daily with at least 25 billion live CFUs
The best time to take a probiotic supplement is 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal and especially before bedtime.
Once you start consuming higher amounts of these foods, your gut health will improve just after a few days. You will certainly notice many other positive side effects after a few weeks.
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