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How is your microflora today?
Your gut is the body’s largest immune organ and this is where your microflora lives… trillions of good and bad bacteria!
The balance of those good (70%) and bad (30%) bacteria is needed for immune function…and the basis of many other body systems to work
Naturally fermented foods such as cottage cheese, miso, soy sauce, fresh sauerkraut and also bio-yoghurts and kefir (a fermented milk drink) contain healthy bacteria.
If you have
recently taken antibiotics
had a bout of sickness or diarrhoea or
are generally feeling unwell
invest in a probiotic supplement to give your gut a healthy chance of fighting back.
Optibac is a make I have used, available in Superdrugs, Boots and also online (a few pence cheaper!)
Take care of your gut health as it supports many other body systems.
Kefir – what and why?
I’ve been making my own Kefir. Why? Because it has loads of healthy gut bacteria.
It comes from the Turkish word ‘keif’ which means good feeling. It is a sort of fermented yoghurt drink full of probiotics, the microbes that live in our gut.
The health benefits are
helping digestion and
creating amino acids (protein) and vitamins.
I’m going to try it with coconut milk next time.
Once you have the ‘grains’ (which don’t look like grains at all…I would call them curds!) it is so easy to make.
Have you ever made your own probiotics?
How did it turn out?
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I’ve been working in schools and mixing with lots of people which makes the odds for catching any bug going round higher than normal….and if you have children they will no doubt bring home the bugs to share with you.
So now is a good time to boost your immune system and dose up on: » Read more