Probiotics are everywhere nowadays; scan the health and wellness section of any supermarket and you are bound to find countless bottles of the stuff. The general idea that they’re “good for you” is an easy one to accept at face value, but we often find that we don’t actually know how they benefit us. What are probiotics really and what are they good for? And which probiotics are best suited to our needs?
Ginger can be grated, juiced, chopped or even turned into a tea or essential oil and when it comes to nausea, inflammation and digestion is often a better option than over the counter pharmaceuticals.
Probiotics are beneficial to take every day to support your immune system. 80% of our immune system is in our GI tract so taking Probiotics daily can help keep the bacteria well balanced in the GI system. Between 400 and 500 different species of bacteria reside in your GI tract making up your microbiome which is your “helpful” bacteria. These bacteria help you break down your food and absorb vitamins and minerals from your diet. If you don’t have the right bacteria you can eat and not absorb nutrients, the body keeps thinking it is hungry and the result is being overweight.