Well, my friend, you are not alone. This is a common misunderstanding about probiotics and one that – quite conveniently - isn’t being corrected by the probiotic supplement industry!
Here’s what you need to know…
Probiotic supplements and foods do not “re-populate” your microbiome. They are not like seeds that take root, grow and remain forever.
Yes, they help us while they are in our gut, but studies show us that probiotic foods and supplements are transitory. That means that they reside in our gut for a short period (about two weeks) and then they are eliminated.
That means your body requires a consistent supply of probiotics – either from a supplement or from food.
What are some of my favorite “super” probiotic foods? I’ll mention three:
1. Sauerkraut (click here for recipe)
2. Kimchi (click here for a northern recipe)
3. Kefir (try this dairy-free recipe
If you can start to include one or more of these in your daily diet, you’ll be helping your microbiome complete all those tasks that I mentioned in my last email. Eat your way to feeling good, right?!
But there’s more… you also have permanent bacteria in your gut and these require special foods to keep them happy.
And if you’re on a low-carb diet, you don’t want to miss out how it could be harming your permanent bacteria and delaying your healing progress. Stay tuned!
It Takes Guts Nutrition
Katanne Belisle RHN
Gut Health Specialist
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
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