Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed. Probiotics generally improve and restore gut flora. Gut flora or gut microbiota are the microorganisms, including bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of the vertebrates, including humans and insects. Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. More and more studies show and prove that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to our overall health and disease.
Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. Some years ago, we helped someone who was suffering from diarrhoea caused by food poisoning. The hospital gave this person chemical medication that did not work and just prolonged his suffering. We managed to relieve this person’s suffering within minutes of recommending he consumed a top quality probiotics supplement. This saved him from many more days in agony and having to take time of work to cope with his diarrhoea.
Watch our short video to learn about the Benefits of Probiotics for Psoriasis and Other Health Concerns:
One of the most important organs in the body is the small intestine, leading to the large intestine. That is where your digestion takes place mostly and in the gut as we call it. In the gut, you carry up to 500 million types of bacteria. Some scientists believe it can be as high as several trillion, however, certainly in poundage between two or three pounds of what we call probiotics.
Now traditionally, you would have heard the word antibiotics. We prefer the word probiotics because antibiotics is anti life, whereas probiotics means provides life. The brand of Probiotics that we personally us and recommend took over 10 years of testing to create. Most probiotics that are sold in a supermarket or some health food shops and pharmacies are useless because they get killed fully in the stomach. The one we personally use and recommend has a special buffer so that when you take it, it goes to the oesophagus, lands in the stomach and bypasses the stomach acids and goes straight into the digestive system and it populates the gut and multiplies and colonises the gut.
Every sachet of these probiotics contains a potent amount of 12 billion probiotic bacteria. You can take these if you have got any heartburn, any indigestion or sleeplessness caused by indigestion. You take this in a glass of water or a bit of whole goat’s milk and you will be fine very soon . Within half an hour, the whole heartburn will calm down. If you do this every day for the rest of your life, you will always be in good shape in and from a digestive point of view.
You can also get probiotics from the following foods:
Buttermilk is mainly consumed in India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is the leftover liquid from making butter.
Cheese such as cheddar, cottage cheese, gouda and mozzarella contain good bacteria. Not all cheeses contain probiotics so look for “active” or “live” cultures on the food labelling.
Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk drink made from cow’s or goat’s milk which includes added kefir grains. Kefir grains are cultures of lactic acid bacteria and yeast that look similar to cauliflower. Kefir or Keyif means feeling good after eating in Turkish.
Kimchi is a fermented, spicy Korean side dish usually made from cabbage, however it can also be made from other vegetables such as radishes. Kimchi is flavoured with garlic, ginger, salt and chilli.
Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea drink. It is fermented by a friendly colony of bacteria and yeast.
Miso is a Japanese seasoning, traditionally made by fermenting soybeans with salt and a type of fungus called koji. This paste is often used to make miso soup.
Natto is a fermented soybean product like miso and tempeh. It is a staple in Japan and contains a bacteria strain called Bacillus subtilis.
Pickles are vegetables such as carrots and cabbage that have been preserved in a salt water solution. Examples are pickled cucumbers, known as gherkins.
Sauerkraut is finely shredded cabbage that has been fermented by lactic acid bacteria. It is popular in most Eastern European countries. Sauerkraut is normally served with sausages or other meats. It has a sour and salty taste and can be stored for months in an airtight container or in the fridge when the temperatures are warmer in certain countries.
Tempeh is a fermented soybean product. It is originally from Indonesia, however has become popular as a high protein meat substitute. It forms a firm patty whose flavour is nutty, earthy and similar to that of mushrooms.
Yogurt is made from milk that has been fermented by probiotics, mainly bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria. It is one of the best sources of friendly probiotic bacteria. Not all yogurt contains live bacteria since some or all would have been killed during processing.
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