WARNING: This type of food may produce a balanced ‘bio–culture’ in the gut, a functioning digestive system and a sense of physical ease stemming from lessened inflammation throughout the body. In some cases, daily use and developed habits of eating this food can lead to a ‘happier’ state of being.
FUEL YOUR BODY WITH LIVE PROBIOTIC FOOD
Probiotic is a term for food that is ‘alive’, full of much-desired nutrients, vitamins and microflora known as ‘lactobacilli’ all of which boost the immune function of the body.
These elements alone aren’t the only cause of a ‘happy’ gut; an added advantage is that the microflora convert food into nutrients that are more easily absorbed and used by the body. Probiotic foods contain live, HEALTHY bacteria that digest our food and create a ‘gut culture’ that fights the organisms that harm us.
HOW RAW FOODS CAN HELP HEAL YOUR GUT
Raw foods, fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kim chee (a Korean condiment), and certain yogurts contain ‘live’ cultures. If you’ve had several courses of antibiotics over the past years, take the birth control pill and/or even ‘suffer’ from a general dis-ease in the gut, look to including probiotic foods in your daily diet as part of an overall regime for wellness.
There is always a danger in making assumptions about possible ‘happiness-making’ substances – or even a claim to know what happiness is- yet I will put my money on the idea that we can satiate ourselves and live more contently when we consciously choose, prepare and enjoy the very substance which is designed to keep us alive and well.
April 6, 201