I am sure you've all seen Coach Paige walking around the studio with a glass bottle in her hands. Although she uses them as water bottles, people are always asking "What is Kombucha?" More about that in a minute.
This week in Nutrition University we talked about gut health and the benefits of probiotics in your diet. We mentioned how live-active cultures of these friendly bacteria can help to prevent and treat a wide variety of ailments such a:
|Multiple sclerosis ||Type 1 diabetes ||Rheumatoid arthritis ||Osteoarthritis |
|Lupus ||Crohn's disease ||Ulcerative colitis ||Chronic skin conditions |
|Kidney problems ||Urinary conditions ||Allergic and atopic conditions ||Degenerative conditions |
|Chronic fatigue syndrome ||Fibromyalgia ||Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) ||Inflammatory bowel diseases |
The importance of your gut flora, and its influence on your health cannot be overstated. It's truly profound.
Your gut literally serves as your second brain, and even produces more of the neurotransmitter serotonin—known to have a beneficial influence on your mood—than your brain does.
Your gut is also home to countless bacteria, both good and bad. These bacteria outnumber the cells in your body by at least 10 to one, and maintaining the ideal balance of good and bad bacteria forms the foundation for good health—physical, mental and emotional.
Below is a list of some great food sources for some healthy bacteria:
- Plain unflavored yogurt
- Kimchi and
- Kombucha tea.
Click here for more about kombucha and it's benefits.
If you want to purchase some locally made fermented foods check out the Gilbert Farmers Market and see Urban Survival's booth! You can look up more on their facebook page.