When you think bacteria, your next meal probably isn’t the first image that comes to mind. If you’re not yet familiar with the power of probiotics and the importance of healthy bacteria, it’s time to read up and eat up! Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help maintain a natural balance in the intestine and promote a healthy digestive system, and the health benefits of probiotics are numerous.
Over 100 trillion microbes and microflora—otherwise known as bacteria, fungi and viruses– populate our gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and 99% of them are beneficial to human health. These microbes regulate not only our digestive system, but also our metabolism and immune system.
Top 7 health benefits of probiotics in your daily diet:
1. You’ll boost your energy levels!
2. You’ll increase your metabolism.
The microflora in the body converts the inactive thyroid hormone to its active form, T3, which helps boost your metabolism. If you’re feeling a little sluggish, constipated, and your hair is falling out, adding a good probiotic helps optimize your thyroid function.
3. You’ll aide mercury detoxification.
Research shows that microflora is responsible for up to 90% of mercury detoxification. So if you regularly enjoy Hamachi and tuna, for instance, probiotics help your body naturally detox the metal.
4. You’ll improve your mood.
Microflora synthesize B vitamins, which create serotonin, and B vitamins are also energy nutrients, helping you feel energized and alert.
5. You’ll improve mineral absorption.
Microbes and healthy bacteria enhance the absorption of calcium, magnesium and zinc.
6. You’ll decrease food sensitivities.
Microflora improves gut barrier function by creating fuel for the cells that line the GI tract. Without this fuel, the absence of these cells can lead to leaky gut. Once leaky gut is established, food sensitivities frequently develop.
7. You’ll battle obesity.
Microflora aide in digestion and keep bathroom visits regular, which is imperative to flushing toxins and build-up from the body.
Fantastic Food Sources of Probiotics:
- Coconut Kefir
- Kim Chi
- Fermented Cabbage a/or Cauliflower
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