The importance of the microbiome to our health has only been fully appreciated in recent years. Each of us hosts billions of good and bad microbes. The good microbes help to keep the bad guys in check.
Many people buy food supplements to ensure that they keep their gut in good working order. It is possible, however, to ensure a healthy microbiome by eating the right foods. Nature never demands anything from us that she doesn’t provide in abundance. This infographic offers ten dietary options packed with gut-healing probiotics.
The microbes that inhabit your body are many and varied. They include bacteria and fungi including yeasts, viruses, and protozoa. Probiotics help to keep a good balance of microbes in the body helping to support your immune system. Fermented foods and drinks like yoghurt and kefir can naturally improve the microbial balance in your gut.
Probiotics have been shown to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea, both infectious and antibiotic-related. More surprisingly, perhaps, is the research that suggests that the inclusion of probiotics improved the mental health of those who ate just 100 grams of yoghurt daily. Research has also shown that probiotics reduce cholesterol in the body and can help to relieve numerous digestive complications and disorders, including Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
Include some of these delicious ingredients in your daily diet and reap the benefits of a more balanced digestive system with the health advantages that go along with it.