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Authen-tip: The Benefits of “Good” Bacteria (Probiotics)

“Friendly bugs” or “good baceteria” are important for not only promoting a healthy digestive system but for keeping us well from infections, asthma, colds, and even some cancers. This beneficial¬†bacteria can be obtained by eating foods such as yogurt, fermented fruits and vegetables, saurkraut, and miso. You can also drink probiotic beverages ¬†like kombucha and kefir. Many people find it is easier to take a probiotic supplement but you should note that not all probiotics are the same. If you are supplementing, be sure you do your homework or consult a natural health practitioner to determine which probiotic product is right for you. Always store probiotics in a dry and cool place. I keep mine in the refrigerator next to my coconut water so I’ll remember to take it every morning! My favorite brand is from Green Valley Organics, especially their Strawberry Pomegranate Acai kefir. It’s delish!