Reap The Benefits of Probiotics


Much research has shown that your intestinal tract is key to overall health and wellness. Your “gut” ties to your immune system, can be affected by stress, and is really one of the central systems in the functioning of your body.  Keeping and maintaining your health is tied to the “good bacteria” in our intestines.  One way people promote a healthy gut is by the inclusion of probiotics. Probiotics consists of various strains of good bacteria, and by including these substances in your daily diet, you can restore the good bacteria/bad bacteria in your gut.

Many in the health profession feel it is especially important to take probiotics after you have been prescribed antiobiotics, since your good bacteria is being depleted.   When our intestinal bacteria ratio is out of whack, all sorts of problems may occur:   diarrhea, irritable bowel, and bacterial infections to name a few.  I know ladies, doesn’t sound nice. 


Now let’s talk about the benefits of probiotics

– Keep calm and take a probiotic: Keeping inflammation under control by maintaining a healthy immune system is vital.   As stated earlier, your immune system is tied to your gut.  Some believe that the inclusion of probiotics could  indirectly  protect your immune system by keeping your gut healthy.


– A great addition to a healthy diet: Here’s my recent article in Halfstack Magazine. That talks about the benefits of probiotics and how to include them in your diet.

– Brain food: Interestingly, a study was done by researchers at UCLA which showed an increase in brain function by women who regularly ate yogurt. If you didn’t know, probiotics are commonly found in various yogurt varieties. I typically tend to choose Fage Greek Yogurt if I decide to consume a bit of dairy. 

– Heart health: Forbes recently ran an article showing that probiotics definitely benefit our heart health.


– Foods rich in probiotics: You can add probiotics to your daily diet by taking them in supplement form, or eating fermented foods such as: yogurt, sauerkraut, miso soup,  fermented tea (kombucha), soymilk (with live and active cultures), olives (the brine is the secret), tempeh,  and even dill pickles!  If you go the supplement route do your research, as the suggested goal is to consume multiple strains rather than just one or two.


There are trillions of bacteria in our gut and by making sure that you have an adequate share of the good bacteria you’ll be on your way to better health!

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  1. Anna S. says:
    Thank you for holding the giveaway! I notice a difference when I eat foods with probiotics and would love to try this supplement.
  2. Angie Jerde says:
    I try not to eat fatty, fried or "bad for you" foods that seem to mess with my tummy. I often eat greek yogurt and load up on veggies for more of a nutritional value. Thanks for the giveaway : )
  3. Vera K says:
    I start my day with a drink made from dried supergreens.
  4. Looks interesting! I'm always looking for more ways to get healthy!
  5. Kimberly says:
    I began taking a probiotic a few months ago to promote a healthy gut. While the changes were immediate, I can say I've noticed a general improvement in my digestive health. Would love to try EndoMune brand!
  6. love my homemade kombucha and yogurt to keep my gut healthy :) would like to try the probiotic too!
  7. KrystalR says:
    I do a cleanse twice a year and take probiotics also
  8. Tiffany says:
    I always try and take probiotics with als, I notice a difference with my digestion!
  9. Kelly Hughes says:
    I take Active Greens (probiotic plant supplement)!
  10. Madeline says:
    I've been mixing potato starch in water and drinking it a few days a week. It's a form of resistant starch and I think it's a prebiotic.
  11. Kelly says:
    I use a probiotic from Walgreens and do not notice as big of a benefit yet believe in the benefit of probiotics. I would love to try this high quality probiotic!
  12. Jennifer H. says:
    I try to take probiotics and fiber.
  13. Carly Jor says:
    Tea, lots of warm healthy relaxing tea!
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