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Womens Probiotics: Jarro-Dophilius Women

We know what to do to keep our heart healthy, to keep our teeth healthy, keep our bones and muscles healthy. But, what do we do to take care of our vaginal, urinary, and reproductive health? Womens Probiotics are a great way to start, especially with Jarro-Dophilius Women.

Jarro-Dophilus Women - vaginal, urinary, and reproductive health

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Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for Kids #momsmeet

This journey to healthy living is a continuous learning process. Probiotics are something you always hear about for optimal health. So, how do you get those awesome probiotics into those little kiddos’ bodies?

Keeping kiddos’ digestive system healthy and working smoothly is easy with Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for kids. It’s a great, organic raspberry flavor our kids love, and they look forward to drinking their “juice.”

Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for kids

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5 Ways to Get Your Probiotics {with ProbioSlim}

I was approached by Quality Blue Publishing and ProbioSlim to share my thoughts on probiotics, which was great timing since I had been meaning to spend a little time on this topic anyhow.  Accordingly, all thoughts are 100% my own!

I have been hearing about Probiotics for a while now. Until recently, it was just something I heard was good for me, knew that many people I look up to for health advice took them, but had not looked into much myself. I had a vague understanding that they promote digestive health and give you a bit more defense against illness.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “probiotics are live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”

Probiotic benefits and sources
Probiotics replenish GOOD bacteria in your body and restore balance. This can have positive effects on:

  • Boosting Immunity
  • Digestive Health
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Treating and preventing eczema related to cow’s milk allergies
  • Treating antibiotic-associated and infectious diarrhea
  • Treating/preventing inflammation or infection of the intestines

 

There are many ways to get your probiotics.  Fermented foods are the most natural form, but supplements may also be a good option.  When choosing foods, look for terms such as “raw,” “lacto-fermented,” or “unpasteurized” since these indicate the live cultures haven’t been killed off in the manufacturing process, as in foods that contain terms like, “fortified.”

5 Ways to Get Your Probiotics

1. Yogurt

This is one of the most common sources for probiotics. You can’t see a yogurt commercial without hearing the word “Probiotic”. A similar probiotic source would be Kefir, made from adding Kefir grains to milk.

Yogurt is a great source of probiotics, and have fun with it!

Good news! After a little research, it looks like yogurt or kefir that has been frozen, as in the yogurt-covered blueberries above, will still hold on to the healthy probiotics and provide you with the same benefits. So, have fun with it! Get those foods in and make them something you want to eat!

2. Cheese

Certain soft cheeses such as Gouda, cheddar, Swiss, or Parmesan, and even some cottage cheese contain probiotics and are a great way to work them into your diet.

3. Sauerkraut

As long as you make sure to choose raw, unpasteurized sauerkraut you will get all sorts of awesome probiotic benefits from this food. Other similar probiotic sources: Kimchi, which is also from cabbage, Miso and Tempeh from soybeans.

4. Kombucha

This is my new favorite thing! I’ve only tried Kombucha – made from fermented sweet black tea – recently but it is fantastic! It’s a little crazy to see all the live cultures settling at the bottom, but the taste is worth it. Love it!

Kombucha: delicious source of probiotics

5. Supplements

Supplements, such as ProbioSlim, are one of the easiest ways to get your probiotics.   Probiotic supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so you should research and chose the one that is the best for for you.  You can look at your local GNC or go to Http://ProbioSlim.com to see if ProbioSlim is a good fit for you.

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When I was approached to explore Probiotics a bit more I was more than happy to, since it was on my To-Do list anyway. Normally I would not promote a product that I have not tried myself. However, even if I had tried the product, I am not an expert and would hope you would make your own informed decision or consult a doctor. In the case of Probiotics, I can only tell you what I have learned from my brief research (which began before being approached by Quality Blue and ProbioSlim), and my trying the product would only give extra information about how my body personally reacted to it. Everyone is different, so consult the professionals in your life and make an informed decision about your own body and what goes into it.

Do you take a probiotic supplement, or do you prefer to get them from foods?

 

Sources
http://www.onhealth.com/probiotics/article.htm
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/what-are-probiotics
http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0905c.shtml
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/fact-sheet-probiotics
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/probiotic-remedies_n_1507166.html?ref=topbar#s=more22572
http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/6-healing-benefits-of-probiotics