unprepared-mixtureWhat are ‘probiotics’? They are ‘live micro-organisms or microflora’ that live in your gut. Even though they are considered bacteria, they are a good bacteria that help to aid in digestion, promote and contribute to balanced intestinal tract. Why is this important? Without a healthy balance there are a number of chronic illness ailments that can develop such as Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Sydrome (IBS), some cancers and ulcerative colitis just to name a few. Did you know that when you take an antibiotic to combat a bacterial infection it kills the bad germs but it also kills the good bacteria a.k.a. protibotics. Without supplementation it takes three to four months for the body to regenerate enough probiotics that were killed by the antibiotic. Scientific studies have shown that probiotics are the key to better health.
So how does a person get more of these good guys? There are some yogurts that have them, however, if these bacteria are not protected they are actually killed off in your stomach by the acids your body produces. There are supplements in pill form, but depending on how your body digests foods and supplements they can actually come out the way they went in and there raw gourmet healthy chocolates. Healthy chocolate encapsulates these probiotics and protects them from being killed off in your gut as discovered by Ghent University.
The goal is to get probiotics into your system and to their intended destination, your colon, so that they can flourish by multiplying and ultimately help you to feel better because probiotics help to stimulate your immune system. Stress, lack of sleep and poor diets aid in helping you to ‘not feel so good’ and is almost like rolling out the red carpet to chronic illness.
Studies have shown that individuals who have been pro-active to ingest more probiotics are not only helping their digestive system but have also become healthier. Probiotics also assist those who may be lactose intolerant, help your oral health, kidney stone development, hypertension, some cancers, elevated blood cholesterol and there are some studies to have shown to play a role in reducing childhood allergies.
How do you get your probiotics? If you have tried yogurts and pill supplements with little or no results then why not try delivering probiotics to you system through a chocolate supplement. You are in control of your life and your health by making choices everyday. Lets face it, when your health stinks, life stinks. Become pro-active and get serious about your overall wellness because probiotics are the key to better health.
Source: US ProbioticsPubMed Ghent University