Go With Your Gut

Go With Your Gut

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.

We usually think of bacteria as a bad thing. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. 

probiotics

Probiotics are often “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy, can reduce inflammation throughout your body & protect you from heart disease.

In fact it is now becoming clear that certain bacteria protect us from ailments & disease & we can therefore harness their power to benefit us.

Your Unique Bacteria…

It is now thought that the mix of bacteria that you hold in your gut is not only as unique as how you look, but also determines your response to your environment; including how you respond to food & the shape your body takes.

So my question to you is; Can you improve your physical & mental state by keeping your personal bacterial environment (your microbiome) ‘topped up’ & healthy?

I suggest that you can dramatically affect your wellness, happiness & performance levels, for the better, if you eat more ‘LIVE’ food.

Add these four foods to your daily diet & notice the improvements in your health;

Live Foods:

1) Kefir

This thick and creamy beverage contains a mixture of beneficial yeasts & bacteria, making the drink rich in probiotic cultures.

Containing 10 types of active microorganisms, kefir offers more probiotics than other more common fermented dairy products, like yogurt or buttermilk.

2) Sauerkraut

Essentially fermented cabbage, sauerkraut contains lactobacilli plantarum that can do wonders for your immune system.

It also has the ability to reduce the growth of detrimental yeasts & is one of the best non-dairy sources of probiotics you can eat.

3) Yogurt

From a Turkish word meaning “to curdle” or “to thicken,” is produced by fermenting milk with lactic acid bacteria.

Different varieties of bacteria can be used to provide varying consistency & taste to different types of yogurt.

Typically, between two-six different strains of bacteria are used. The result is a thickened, probiotic-rich food that possesses a longer shelf life than milk.

Remember, added sugar & excessively sweet products will not do you any good unless you’re just about to run for your life (running for the train doesn’t count). So avoid the sweetened products & go natural for the full health affect.

4) Kombuchu

Produced by fermenting sweet black tea with a flat culture of yeasts & bacteria, known as the “kombucha mushroom,” kombucha tea is a probiotic rich beverage often promoted for detoxification & immune enhancement, according to the American Cancer Society.

Mix these into your day-to-day diet & let me know how much better you begin to feel…

To Your Best Health

Daniel Grant

TheShapeTrainer

References:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-010-0166-z

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/9924285

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