If you’re interested in health and wellness, you’ve likely heard the word “probiotics” mentioned here and there—and you may even have some friends who swear by them. So why are they so popular and what should you know about them before you join the bandwagon? Read on for our Probiotics 101.
Though “bacteria” get a bad rap as something that causes disease or illness, our large and small intestines are actually naturally full of trillions of both good and bad bacteria. The key to a healthy gut is to have a balance of more good bacteria than bad. Consuming probiotics, which are live bacteria and yeasts, can help you achieve that balance. There are many foods that contain probiotics—such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and other fermented foods and drinks. If you’re not consuming enough through your diet, consider adding a probiotic supplement to your regimen.
Here are a few different reasons probiotics are important for your health:
Ready to add probiotics to your diet? Not all are alike: sourcing safe, effective probiotics is essential. Here are a few tips on what to look for in good probiotics:
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