Gut Health 101

Kaylee McLaughlin December 3, 2020 0 comments

Everything You Need to Have a Healthy Digestive System

If you’re interested in health and wellness, you’ve likely heard the word “probiotics” mentioned here and there and you may even have some friends who swear by them. Here at Kaylee’s Culture, we create our products with gut health in mind and believe taking care of your gut should be a main priority when it comes to what you’re putting into your body. When it comes to gut health, there’s a lot of information out there, and many products claiming to aid in gut health, but why exactly is gut health so important? Below we will dig a little deeper into the world of probiotics and answer your most pressing probiotic questions.

What are Probiotics?
While you may usually want to steer clear of bacteria, probiotics are a form of live bacteria that are good for you and can be very important to your gut health. The term ‘probiotics’ refers to live bacteria that can be found in certain foods and help to keep your gut healthy. Probiotics get into your system on their own, so you can get benefits without doing or taking anything extra. Your gut naturally has bacteria in it, and probiotics may help to maintain a healthy balance.

Here are a few possible benefits that probiotics can offer our bodies:

  • Boost Your Immunity: Probiotics may help encourage the development of natural antibodies and increase your immunity against harmful infections. They also may inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Minimize Symptoms: Bowel disorders such as IBD, IBS, and colitis can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms in patients. Supplementing probiotics into the diet may help ease/reduce these symptoms.
  • Allergies: Some studies show that probiotics can prevent or treat allergies, including eczema, a condition which can cause itchy and flaky skin.

What is the Gut Microbiome?
Your gut is made up of trillions of microbes (microorganisms) that are often referred to as the gut microbiome. These different microbes can be classified as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microscopic living things that find a home in your gut. Each microbe in the human gut plays a different role in the body. Most of these microbes play a crucial role in your overall body health.

Together, these microbes function as an extra organ in your body and work cohesively to balance all the bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that communicate with the brain to help maintain general health and well-being.

Ways to Get Probiotics Naturally
Probiotics are the third most commonly used supplement among adults as well as children, and for good reason. Even though there has been a lot of news on probiotics, there is still so much more we have yet to understand about the gut microbiome and probiotics, and there are endless probiotic options available. it can be difficult to decide what would be the best probiotic supplement to use and how much your body needs. This is one reason why it is a good idea to get probiotics the old fashion way: through your diet!

Before probiotic supplements were developed, people got their probiotics from the food they ate, and we can still do the same thing today. It is probably best to expose your gut microbiome to a variety of beneficial bacteria that are found in the many foods you can incorporate into your daily diet.

Here is a list of foods that contain the probiotic nutrients your body requires:

Probiotic foods

Cheese, kefir, yogurt – Made from Dairy milk, cream
Water kefir – Made from Sugar & water, coconut water, juice
Kombucha – Made from Tea & Sugar
Sauerkraut, kimchi – Made from Cabbage & salt
Pickles – Made from Vegetables & saltwater brine
Sourdough bread – Made Flour & water

Another natural and easy way to get the required CFU that your body needs, is by adding Kaylee’s Culture probiotic drinks along with your daily diet. Each drink is naturally flavored, no added sugar, organic and contains 5 billion CFU. Maintaining a daily probiotic intake can help maintain a healthy gut and immune system.

When it comes to providing healthy options for our children, understanding more about probiotics and then providing foods that can benefit a growing body is imperative. Kaylee’s Culture can offer kids a fun and enjoyable alternative that can’t be beat. Grab yours today!

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