Probiotics linked to reduced recovery time

It's sniffle season in the Northwest. Are you doing everything you can to stay healthy? Well if you don't have a diet heavy with probiotics, you may not be.

Probiotics are something of a hot-button word these days in advertising and are frequently linked to improvements in gastrointestinal health. While those links haven’t been completely confirmed, probiotics aren’t going anywhere.

Before we get too deep into the weeds, we should take a look at what probiotics even are. Bacteria is everywhere and--like cholesterol-- there are good and bad varieties.

“Probiotics” are the bacteria which are beneficial to your body and wellness and can often be found in yogurt, tempeh and in kombucha as a drink.

While we still needs further research to conclusively draw the lines between digestion and probiotics, a 2012 study in the British Journal of Nutrition viewed 20 individual studies and drew the conclusion that probiotics are linked to a boost in immune response.

A 2015 Cochrane review agreed but the studies in question were of poor quality.

These study does not suggest that an increase in these bacteria's can fend off disease but recovery time was reduced.

Common side-effects to eating a probiotic-heavy diet is bloating and excessive gas.

We deliver a variety of foods laden with probiotics, primarily into your refrigerators and if you’re looking to increase your company’s overall health we can set up a free trial to show you!


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