We’ve always been told that yogurt is good for us. Somehow, despite being a dairy product like ice cream or cheese, the guilt for eating too much is not attached to yogurt.
Why is that? Probiotics. These living cultures are thought to be responsible for a myriad of health benefits. So let’s take a minute to define probiotics and learn how they can help us…on Thanksgiving Day, and every day.
probiotic noun pro·bi·ot·ic \prō-bī-ˈät-ik, -bē-\ : a preparation (as a dietary supplement) containing live bacteria (as lactobacilli) that is taken orally to restore beneficial bacteria to the body; also : a bacterium in such a preparation
If this is the first you have heard of it, you are probably thinking, “Ew, live bacteria? And you want me to eat that?” Don’t let the definition spoil your appetite – probiotics can actually enhance the bioavailability of your nutrients by enhancing their absorption. Probiotics also support a healthy digestive system and a healthy immune system. Another great “side effect” is that probiotics can eliminate allergens from the blood before they cause a histamine reaction and eliminate the need for anti-histamines.
Eating yogurt every single day may not be feasible – it requires refrigeration, too much dairy can increase mucus, and most on the market are full of sugar or artificial flavors and colors. Purium’s Advanced Probiotic Blend is a non-dairy and very potent, vegan, shelf-stable blend of the most vital “friendly” bacteria available. It is patented and clinically proven to restore friendly bacteria to the bowels.
If you get sick and end up getting prescribed antibiotics, probiotics become very important. Antibiotics kill all bacteria, good AND bad. Therefore, they might be helpful for ridding your body of a nasty sickness but it can also compromise your immune system and digestive system further. Doctors and scientists in Europe have long recognized the need for anyone using antibiotics to take probiotics, which will help the bowel rebuild the good bacteria that are killed by the pharmaceutical drugs. This is very helpful information for women who are susceptible to yeast infections, Candida albicans and chronic fatigue!
Don’t forget your Probiotics on Thanksgiving, especially if you will be eating a ton of turkey! Probiotics aid in digestion, especially of protein. They can also reduce your chances of digestive upset by reducing bowel toxins and the likelihood of gas, bloating, or intestinal and systemic toxicity. Adding probiotics to your holiday feast regimen can save you from a ton of discomfort. Your family will love you even more when you share this information with them.
With all these benefits, it is easy to see why anyone would be “pro” probiotics!