Did you know that knocking back a dose of friendly bacteria is all you need to feel better, inside and out?
Right now, your stomach is home to billions of bacteria – not all of them bad. The good kind keep our guts healthy, but too much bad bacteria can cause health problems.
Probiotics are designed to give your gut a boost of good bacteria, healing combat digestive complaints such as bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Over time, these benefits can extend beyond the gut too. Studies show that 70 percent of our immune defence lies in our stomach, so a healthy guy also means better mood, weight control and general wellbeing.
If you want to try probiotics, start by adding some fermented foods to your diet. Or for a more concentrated dose of good bacteria, supplements are the way to go but keep in mind that capsules and powder form contain live bacteria that are very sensitive to temperature, so unless otherwise stated, store them in the fridge and avoid taking them with warm or hot foods.
Here are the best gut-friendly foods you should start putting on the menu: