If Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are totally foreign names for you, then read on. Let’s talk a little bit about why probiotics are so important for you and your family and discuss about the benefits of probiotics for babies and children.
What are probiotics really?
Let’s look at the official definition:
“Probiotics are live microorganisms that reside inside our body. They provide several health benefits if administered in the right amounts.”
Which basically means that not all bacteria are created equal. Some can be nasty and harmful to our health and some not only bring tons of health benefits but are actually essential to the well functioning of the human body. For example, we do not possess the enzymes to digest our own food. We need help from some special bacteria to do that dirty work for us. That is why it is key to keep a well balanced and well nurtured gut flora.
Probiotics foods include Yogurt, Kefir, Tempeh, Fermented Veggies, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, etc. For some easy to make recipes, click the link bellow and check our Free Ebook:
Benefits of Probiotics for Children
The way our gut flora acts in our body is wildly complex, but we do know that it plays an important role in regulating our imune system as well as our digestive system. Many children are exposed to antibiotics from an early age. The problem with that is that antibiotics not only kill the malevolent nasty bacteria, it also decimates the good ones! (Talk about friendly fire). So after being sick, our children need to regain balance in their gut flora.
Here are some additional reasons to make sure you’re including a healthy dose of probiotics-rich foods in your children’s diet.
It is proven to:
- Benefit your children’s metabolism and how their body is going to menage its weight through life
- Support brain health during growth and development
- be essential in the digestion of some foods and therefore will help produce the nutrients your child’s body needs
- Help maintain vaginal health in girls as well as urinary tract.
It’s what they say, “one Yogurt a day keeps the doctor away”.
But to prove that probiotics is way more than just Yogurt we actually wrote an Ebook with 10 easy to make recipes to help you include some probiotics-rich foods in your family’s diet. This cookbook includes veggies, probiotic drinks, desserts and some powerfoods whose benefits go beyond that of boosting our gut flora
You can download it by clicking the button bellow. It is totally free. For now anyway. Check it out: