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Posted on 04-24-2018
As a father, chiropractor and wellness practitioner in San Luis Obispo County, I understand the importance of taking probiotics. I realize many may not, however realize that Probiotics offer many health benefits such as improved digestion, immunity, and elimination. Let me detail some of these benefits for you:
So what do you look for when selecting a probiotic?
Here’s what to look for when selecting a probiotic:
What are Prebiotics?
Certain foods are rich in fiber molecules called prebiotics, factors which nourish friendly GI flora and set the stage for probiotic survival. Prebiotics help probiotics survive passage through the acidity of the stomach and small intestine, and foster their growth in the intestines and colon.
These are natural sugar molecules found primarily in all kinds of plant foods (bananas, artichoke, chicory root, burdock, onions, leeks, fruit, soybeans, sweet potatoes, asparagus, green tea); but also honey and cultured foods (kefir, cottage cheese, sauerkraut, yogurt).
Always feel free to speak to me on your next visit or email our practice for further clarification or specific recommendations.
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