What do Probiotics Do ?

What do Probiotics do?

Probiotics send food through your gut by affecting nerves that control gut movement.  They can aid in digestion and maintain gut health. They are beneficial bacteria. Experts are still studying but say they may boost your immune system, help prevent infection, stop harmful bacteria from attaching to the gut lining, send signals to cells to build up the mucus in your gut and help act as a barrier against infection, kill toxins, promote the growth of other bacteria that improve our health, and  maintain healthy skin and nervous system.  There is a strong connection between gut and brain health.

Probiotics and Constipation

The bacteria found in yogurt and other cultured foods have the ability to ease digestion. I have constipation issues and notice the improvement now that I take probiotics. After my hysterectomy, I would occasionally get a pain that would cause me to bend over. It would stop me in my tracks. I went through an expensive CT Scan and was told I was constipated. I was relieved it was not serious but also embarrassed.  My internal medicine doctor recommended I take a probiotic and it has helped so much.

Probiotic Foods that are Healthy

When you think probiotics think of the word “fermented”.  I love sauerkraut, Dill pickles, Gouda, cheddar, cottage cheese, and yogurt.  There are more foods you might like such as Traditional Buttermilk, Kefir, Tempeh, Kimchi, Miso, Kombucha, and Natoo are all super healthy foods with probiotics.

 

Dill Pickle Recipe – Claussen Knockoffs

The Saucy Southern has the best Claussen Knockoffs Copycat Recipe I have found.  Love this so much check it out! This classy southern lady is everything I would like to be but missed the boat.  I made these pickles last fall and we went through them like crazy! I might do it again this year.

Claussen Knockoffs (Copycat Recipe)

 

Probiotics Supplements

I take  a supplement every day because of the issues I have.  Below is the one I recommend.

 

 

Below are some other great choices

 


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