CHASING
THE BALANCE
You are what you eat, and drink, so this is a good place to start.

WHAT EXACTLY ARE PROBIOTICS?

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
April 15, 2014
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Probiotics are GOOD bacteria (flora), that live in our intestinal system.

They help the healthy balance of flora in our intestines and keep BAD bacteria at bay. They’re amazing little buggers that keep us healthy and help boost our immune system.

Have you ever had a yeast infection, athlete’s foot, jock itch? Probiotics help control the bad yeasties. Have you ever travelled to a foreign country and picked up a case of Montezuma’s Revenge? Probiotics can help that too – and taking them during your trip probably could have prevented it in the first place. Ate a bad burger? Probiotics can help you get better faster. Taking antibiotics? As the antibiotics kill the bad bacteria that made you sick, they also kill the good bacteria and taking probiotics can restore the balance preventing diarrhea and yeast infections. Constipated? Jamie Lee Curtis is correct! Probiotics can help irregularity.

There are many different types and combinations of probiotics for everything from digestion to specific immune disorders. Their uses seem endless!

BUYING PROBIOTICS

The best probiotics are found in the refrigerated section of your health food store. Keep them refrigerated so they live longer!

Yogurt and kefir are also chock full of probiotics and a super yummy way to keep the bad buggers at bay!

 

 

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