Why Probiotics Are So Important and How to Increase Your Consumption?
In reality, trillions of different bacteria live in our digestive tracts and constitute a large portion of our microbiome. In addition, humans are as many hosts as they are individuals. So I think it's time your diet needs a gut check.
For those who fear bugs as much as they fear a headwind, the experience can be terrifying at first. But, according to Lori Nedescu, owner of The Cadence Kitchen and professional cyclist with Swisse Femme Équipe, certain microorganisms-so-called "probiotics"-are essential for good health.
Below are four tips on micromanaging your diet to maintain the legion of foreigners living inside you in tip-top shape.
Your diet should include foods that promote microbial diversity to help fertilise your gut with new probiotics. Try Yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, miso, and kombuchas if you want to be more adventorous.
Those who consume more than 30 different plant-based foods per week have a more considerable gut microbiota diversity than those who consume less than ten plant foods a week. So consider going easy on the bacon, and instead, make sure your shopping cart is full of a variety of plant foods like whole grains, beans, lentils, vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruits, and fruits. Then, incorporate them into your meals and snacks.
Probiotics have a significantly individualised effect. Although there is no harm in trying the latest energy bar pumped with probiotics, it may not be what your body needs. When choosing a supplement, choose one that contains several bacterial strains - to mimic the diversity of our gut better, containing at least five billion colony forming units (CFUs). (Learn more about our Everyday Sports Probiotics 75Bn 60 Capsules)
According to a study conducted by German scientists, salt consumption will wipe out healthy Lactobacillus bacteria in our digestive tracts, which might explain the link between a high-salt diet and higher blood pressure numbers in some people.