The most important thing I want you to know about kefir is that this fermented milk drink is wildly versatile. Yes, there’s way more you can do than simply sip it or pour it over your cereal. It’s a good idea to stick with the plain, unsweetened stuff since flavored versions are often loaded with added sugar. Here are 8 easy, sweet and savory ways to eat more probiotic-rich kefir.
In an effort to work more probiotics into your day, Greek yogurt has become your breakfast staple. Some days you partner it with fruit and a few spoonfuls of granola, others you blend it into your smoothie for a boost of probiotics and protein.
Breakfast is hands down the easiest time of day to eat more probiotics — and it doesn’t matter whether you skew sweet or savory. After writing a cookbook about all the ways to incorporate probiotic foods into your diet, I realized so many probiotic foods are a natural fit first thing in the morning.
Our bets are everyone you know is taking a probiotic. These supplements — made up of different beneficial strains of the bacteria and yeast that support a healthy gut — are a part of a health regimen that address the health of your gut microbiome to promote everything from better digestive health to better sleep and even mood improvement.
Your gut is a delicate and incredibly complex thing that requires lots of TLC. When you’re busy with work, friends, family, and other obligations, it can become tough to give your microbiome the attention it needs. I mean, just brushing your teeth seems like a major chore some nights!
The Internet is awash with information on probiotics — which strains are best, what they do for your body, etc. — so you know why you should take a probiotic supplement. But once you add probiotics to your wellness regimen, how do you know if they’re actually working?
Tens of trillions of tiny organisms reside in your digestive tract, calling the warm and nourishing environment of your microbiome “home.” They affect everything from your digestion to your sleep to your skin and your mood. In essence, by taking good care of your gut microbiome, you take good care of the rest of your body.
Gut health—it’s all over the news, and with good reason. Immunity, metabolism, mood, longevity—we now know that all of it is tied to our microbiome, and there’s still so much more to learn. In reading the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods (in an effort to read about one of our other favorite topics, brain health), we found this handy list of ways to boost your gut health other than with diet and supplements. Though eating well and taking probiotics are important, it turns out there are some fixes to your environment and lifestyle that can have an impact, too.
Here's what to eat after a long and challenging day.
You get home from work, your boss/client/coworker has been at you all day, you forgot to get your BFF a birthday gift and hitting the gym was a fantasy that didn’t come true. In short: You are stressed. We’ve all been there.
Optimal gut health—it’s the holy grail of wellness. Sure, you could take a regular probiotic and eat some salad and hope for the best or you can give yourself a true health boost with a daily dose of 31 organic fruits, veggies, and herbal extracts, paired with probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes, in a convenient, great-tasting powder created according to science by one of the world’s leading experts on gut health.
Are you too clean? That probably isn’t a question you think about much. But yes, you actually can be.
Unless you’ve been off the grid for the last year, you know gut health is super-important, affecting everything from digestion to immunity to mood, heart health, oral health and more.
Rich foods, late nights, family anxieties—ah, the holidays. Though the parties and travel can be fun, let’s face it, this season can be rough on your belly.
You feed your children the healthiest food you can (hey, they tried broccoli once, right?), and give them a multivitamin to fill in the rest. Now take it to the next level with a chewable probiotic specially designed to boost your kiddos’ gut health.
Get your greens. Eat the rainbow. Take probiotics. Incorporate sea vegetables. Try some adaptogens. There are so many things we’re supposed to be incorporating into our diets every day, it sometimes feels impossible to keep up.
If you pay attention to trends in wellness, then “detox” is a word you’ve probably heard a lot. It can mean everything from simply taking a break from sugar after the holidays to a full-on juice cleanse or fast—but no matter the method, the desired result is the same.
Feeling low? Eat these foods. Plus, why pets keep you healthy; yet another reason yogurt is a superfood; another reason to love chocolate and more.
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