Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Microbial Diversity AKA Gut Health

PART 1
Trendy-or reality...the importance of healthy (natural)  human bacteria-living life in GI tracts or on the biggest organ-the skin- has people re-thinking what they eat or slather on.

In turn - hundreds (thousands) of products/supplements aiming to ameliorate microbiota deficiencies-have flooded the consumer market.

One solution-duh-so easy and natural-embrace the different ethnic cuisines that already serve up foods loaded with a variety of LIVE probiotics-meaning fermented foods with live organisms (seriously there loads of ideas-a Google search yielded 400,000 results in.03 seconds).

 Yogurts-kefir, cheeses, non-heated sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, tempeh,  kombucha, natto...are some probiotics loaded home runs-granted-maybe are spicy or tangy acquired tastes.
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Another healthy eating trend-for proper gut functions-is to 'feed' the aforementioned acquired probiotic bacteria...with prebiotics-which is just getting a lot of attention-as auto spell-check still turns the 'e' into an 'o'.
Prebiotics are made from soluble fibers that provide gut living probiotics with the resistant starch kind of food they need to thrive versus like eating up one's mucus lined gut (bad).
Foods like beans, onions, garlic, oats and even cooked/cooled pasta...can deliver enough.

But given our snacking lifestyle---or travels...sometimes more portable shelf ready solutions are just easier.

New to us-and in a tasty and handy powder form (kid approved)-ProBiotein®-made from 100% organic wheat, oats, flax and barley...
ProBiotein® imparts a barely there soluble fiber- chocolate hit- only need a very small amount added to warm or cold foods-doesn't matter. Contains  4 prebiotic fibers and 4 digestive enzymes-to feed the 100 trillion beneficial bacteria living in our gut.  No prep needed-just add to smoothies, baked goods' mixes, juices etc- the good stuff DOES NOT  get harmed by cooking -or freezing and unlike probiotics-one does not have to wonder if prebiotics are 'live.'
Probiotein® naturally has Omega 3 and anti-oxidants too-from the flax---and some protein. We regularly add 1 tbsp serving- to hot oatmeal-which we actually eat at night-something about that warm creamy filling food encourages sleep.
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1 LB re-sealable pouch AVAILABLE on Amazon AMAZONhttp://www.probiotein.com/products/probiotein/