Heal your gut to lose weight with probiotics
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 lose weight.
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. This leads to weight gain.
Your gut flora could simply be unbalanced because our modern day diet is very low in probiotics and things like 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
- Hemp seeds.
The Best Probiotic Foods
I recommend you 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 a drop in unhealthy cravings, amongst other positive side effects after a few weeks.
Are you ready to start planning your meals and making better food choices for you and your family? Stay tuned for more tips and guidance in my future posts! You can subscribe to this blog, in the subscription area on this page. Notifications of new posts and recipes you be sent to you monthly by email.