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Fall Leaning Challenge – Day 32

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Let’s talk about Probiotics today…

Now most people have heard the word but have no idea, what a probiotic is or what it does…

What exactly are probiotics?

Probiotics are living organisms, such as bacteria or yeast, that are believed to improve gut health (among other things).

The body actually contains good bacteria. Normally, the body has a healthy plethora of good bacteria in the gut, but when that ratio gets thrown out of wack ― like when we’re taking antibiotics ― ingesting probiotics can help replace the balance.

Probiotics are now available in supplements and they’re also added to many foods. But there are many foods where they are naturally occurring, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

So why should we care?

There are a ton of reasons that probiotics are beneficial…

  • boosting immune system
  • preventing and treating urinary tract infections
  • improving digestive function
  • healing inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS (4)
  • fighting food-borne illnesses
  • and more…

So as you can see Gut Health and is extremely important!

DAILY CHALLENGE

What probiotics have you been eating?  If none, what probiotics are you going to add to your diet.  Here is a great article about where you can find probiotics:  8 Foods That Contain Probiotics (And They Aren’t Yogurt)