What are probiotics?
Probiotics are the live friendly bacteria and yeast that your body needs to keep your gut healthy. Although probiotics are found naturally in your body, they can also be found in various foods and supplements. Probiotics help balance the good and bad bacteria to keep your digestive track working properly. So how are some ways to add probiotics to your diet? Below you will find a few ways I have found helpful.
1. Add a Probiotic Supplement
I had the opportunity to try Jarro-Dophilus Probiotics for Women. I honestly did not know much about this product or and had to do a little research before using it. This particular product focuses on promoting healthy vaginal microflora and urinary tract health. Both of which all women definitely needs. As women, we can get so busy and easily ignore our vaginal health. I had never taken an actual probiotic supplements, so I was very curious.
Jarro-Dophilus Women is a true probiotic for women because it uniquely contains four patented probiotic strains known as the “Astarte” strains. Clinical studies have shown the predominance of L. crispatus, L. jensenii, L. gasseri, and L. rhamnosus as characteristic of the vaginal microbiota in healthy women.
Jarro-Dophilus Women is the only women’s multi-strain probiotic comprised solely of vaginally-derived strains vs. intestinally or non-human derived strains. Astarte strains in JD Women promotes vaginal acidification and vaginal microbial ecosystem balance.
I have been taking Jarro-Dophilus Women for the last few weeks and have definitely noticed a difference in my energy level. As a Food Blogger it is really easy for my body to get out of wack with all the different foods I’m eating on a regular basis. Adding Jarro-Dophilus Women to my daily routine has been very helpful to my overall mood. I feel so much better! I definitely recommend it!
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Yogurt is one of the best known probiotic foods. Be sure to avoid yogurts containing high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and sweeteners. Plain yogurt is the most beneficial.
3. Fermented Foods and Beverages
Adding foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi will help add good bacteria to your diet. Kombucha, a fermented tea, is very high in healthy gut bacteria.
* I received Jarro-Dophilus Women free as part of Moms Meet Blogger Ambassador Program for review purposes. All opinions are that of my own.