Learning about your digestive health
We're learning more and more about how our digestive health plays a role in our overall health. From fermented cabbage to probiotics, the products that make sure our tummies and digestive tracts are housing the right bacteria are becoming more popular. Here's what you need to know about picking the right products for you:
- The Microbiome is the vast community of bacteria that lives within us. Turns out that these bacteria outnumber our cells by a factor of 10 to one! A well balanced microbiome regulates the immune system, metabolism, maintains the gastrointestinal tract, it also aids mood and brain function and helps us sustain a healthy weight.
- Prebiotics are non-digestible foods (many identified to date are carbohydrates) that help good bacteria grow and flourish.
- Probiotics contain billions of live bacteria, which help replenish your microbiome and keep it functioning properly. Products that contain probiotics. Products that contain probiotics contain billions of live bacteria, which help replenish your microbiome and keep it functioning properly.
- Fermented products can also aid your digestive system. Fermenting is an age-old preservation method. By fermenting, we enhance the digestibility, increase the health benefits and add a uniquely addicting taste profile.