Historically, we had plenty of probiotics in our diet from eating fresh foods from good soil and by fermenting our foods to keep them from spoiling. However, today we use refrigeration and other agricultural techniques to preserve our foods. These newer aged techniques not only do not harvest the growth of healthy bacteria in our bodies but sometimes contact antibiotics that can kill off the good bacteria in our bodies.
Thus, we must add probiotic foods into our diet to make up for this.
Here are some of the health benefits of probiotic in your diet:
- stronger immune system
- improved digestion
- increased energy from production of vitamin B12
- no more bad breath! (probiotics destroy candida)
- healthier skin
- reduced colds and flue
- healing from leaky gut and IBS
Here’s my only problem… I love yogurt, and cheese… and I drink kombucha when I can. But I’m not a big fan of sauerkraut or other fermented items.
That’s why I add a probiotic supplement. There are a lot of different supplemental probiotics on the market right now, but you have to be careful about which ones you’re taking!