If you are looking for a new way to incorporate healthy probiotic beverages into your daily routine, one fantastic place to start is with a probiotic drink that will not only taste great, but have a great impact on your body.
Probiotics is one of the most exciting topics when it comes to health today and there are some very good reasons why. By simply ingesting probiotics, which are healthy micro-organisms that live in and colonize your gut, either in food, in beverage, or in supplements, can have massive impacts on may aspects of your life.
What can probiotics help?
When it comes to your body, you might expect that probiotics can only help what they are directly connected to, such as your stomach and gut, and while they do greatly improve your gut health, or the health of your microbiome, their impacts is much more far-reaching.
Here are the aspects of your body and your life that probiotics can improve.
Probiotics can help with overall digestive health management in a number of ways. If someone struggles from diarrhea, probiotics have been known to help treat it. After a person is prescribed antibiotics to help treat an infection of some kind, those antibiotics can also kill healthy microbes as well. The loss of healthy microbes can impact your gut’s health and reduce its ability to absorb nutrients. Luckily, ingesting probiotics can restore those healthy colonies and help your body’s digestive tract in a matter of weeks.
There is emerging evidence that regular probiotics can help prevent bad bacteria from invading the urinary tract by maintaining a population of healthy bacteria in the urinary tract.
Because urinary tract infections are so common, especially amongst women, many of those who suffer from them take antibiotics. What probiotics can do, however, is help battle a future infection from taking place.
The evidence that probiotics can improve allergies and skin irritations like eczema is still quite young, but it is substantial. A study found a relationship between women taking probiotics during pregnancy and a 30 percent reduction in the instance of eczema in their infants.
It is something to absolutely keep in mind if you or your partner is expecting.
Some probiotic strands have been found to be effective in reducing the impact and flare ups of acne. Namely, Lactobacillus, L. acidophilus, and B. bifudum, have been used as topical treatments and have been shown to result in a lower number of active skin lesions.
Perhaps not so surprisingly, probiotics can have a very positive impact on your immune system. The reason why, is because healthy bacteria can help you body’s defense system identify and kill pathogens trying to infect the body.
One of the most common and most noticeable positive impacts that that probiotics can have on your body is that they can help reduce bloating. While there may be some noticeable gas when you first begin taking probiotics, overtime bloating and and even weight gain can be reduced.
How to Make a Chia Seeds Smoothie with Kombucha
This is an incredible easy recipe, and in fact it starts at the grocery store! The first thing you’ll want to purchase is some low-carb kombucha. If you are making your own kombucha at home, you are already way ahead of the curb and are probably saving some money to boot, but we’ll just assume that you’re not.
The list of what you will need to make this delicious and tangy beverage is quite shorts:
- 1 1/2 cups of Kombucha
- 1 teaspoon of beet or carrot juice
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
The instructions to making your own chia seeds smoothie is about as easy as the ingredients. Just three steps:
- Stir together all the ingredients in a wide-mouthed mason jar.
- Cover and shake well, then refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
- Before drinking, shake once again to make sure that chia seeds are not all resting at the bottom.