One of the topics that I love sharing is the little things that I do to try to incorporate healthy habits into my everyday life. I try to balance exercise and Netflix marathons as well as pizza and healthy options. I am not a fitness fanatic or nutritional expert…just a regular person trying to stay healthy, feel good and look good. Probiotics is something that I want to share with you today.
If you follow me on my Insta-Stories, you may have heard me with my struggles lately with my diet. I have to take some medication for several months that requires me to cut gluten (Gasp!), dairy (Oy!) and sugar (Kill me now!). The side effects of slipping up are not pleasant so let’s just say I am sticking to this diet!
I am a huge fan of yogurt and literally eat it several times a day (smoothies, snack, etc). Having to cut dairy means that I can’t eat my yogurt that I love. I started eating yogurt a lot in high school at the suggestion of several specialists that were helping me sort out some skin (exzema) and personal (yeast infection….sorry if TMI) issues that were a continual problem.
Yogurt is rich in probiotics (the good bacteria) and I found that it did indeed help with my issues. Hallelujah! Other foods rich in probiotics are kefir, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, kimchi and kombucha.
Probiotics are known to:
- Support a healthy digestive system
- Help improve skin conditions and allergies
- Boost immunity
- Improve your mental health
With me relying on yogurt for probiotics (because I don’t know about you but I am not eating sauerkraut every day!), I needed to find a supplement while I was on my special diet. After taking a probiotic supplement for the last 3 weeks, I know that I will be taking it even after I am back to my normal diet. I love how it is making me feel.
Genuine Health’s new advanced gut health probiotic 50 billion CFU is what I have been using. Some benefits are:
- There are 15 human strains that mimic a healthy human gut flora.
- Clean and toxin-free process.
- 100% Vegan, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Non-GMO
You can find it at your local health food, grocery and drug retailers or visit genuinehealth.com to find a store near you.
A huge thank you to Brooklyn D Photography for taking these images. She’s legit the bomb.com.