What are probiotics, and how do they impact your health?
A Brief Overview of Your Gut
Basically: your gut is where a lot more than just digestion happens. Your gut is a key component of your immune and neurological systems, and that’s largely due to the delicate balance of good microbiota located there. Maintaining this beneficial balance comes down to a lot of factors that are within your control, like keeping up with a healthy diet and exercise regimen and reducing stress. For example, eating a diet that’s high in fiber and primarily composed of whole foods like leafy greens, legumes, fruits, and vegetables is a great way to promote a healthy microbiome (and, as a result, a healthy gut).
With all of that said, where do probiotics fit into your gut health?
Probiotic Supplements Explained
Taking a probiotic supplement or consuming probiotic foods on a daily basis can be a great idea when it comes to maintaining a healthy gut. With that said, always consult with your physician before taking a supplement – and, better yet, ask them to recommend a probiotic supplement that you can trust.
Do supplements work? Though there’s no blanket answer that covers every supplement out there, there’s definitely some valuable general knowledge that everyone who is interested in taking supplements should know. Generally speaking, there are some supplements that are...
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