Whether from food or a capsule, probiotics are a necessity in order to maintain healthy gut flora. There are over 100 trillion bacteria that live in the human intestines. Many of which are friendly, while others are not so friendly. The health promoting bacteria are able to keep the non friendly bacteria that we are exposed to on a daily basis in their place. When there is an imbalance in the body, this can be another story.
We are a walking glob of bacteria. We need each other. Without the proper bacteria living and thriving in our intestines, we would not be able to digest, absorb necessary nutrients or detoxify our bodies. These are crucial processes for our survival.
For example, Vitamin K, a fat soluble vitamin, helps with blood clotting, supports the liver, maintains kidney function, and prevents or reverses arterial calcification. Gut bacteria plays a very important role in sustaining life, don’t you think? There are two known forms of Vitamin K, K1 and K2. K1 can be obtained via your diet of green cruciferous vegetables and fermented foods. K2 is made via beneficial bacteria in your gut. This is only one example of the power of having balanced microflora in the gut.
Lactobacillus is a very important probiotic. It is responsible for converting lactose to lactic acid. Lactic acid inhibits growth of some harmful bacterias. Lactobacillus should ideally be present in both the vagina and the gut. And having an ideal gut flora balance is essential for optimal health! Healthy gut flora will boost your immune system. Germs from your co-worker with the sniffles or whatever your kid was exposed to at daycare, will have to literally fight to stay alive in your body.
In today’s society, we are eating more processed foods, drinking purified water, and filling ourselves with empty calories. Antibiotics have been added to the majority of our meat sources. While used as our main defenses against bacterial infections, however ingesting these anitobiotics on a regular basis can kill healthy gut in our gut. This is even more the reason why good quality probiotics are a necessary addition to our daily diet. Fermented foods are another fabulous way to introduce probiotics into your diet. Harness the health-boosting power of healthy gut bacteria!
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