Digestive health has managed to become one of the most talked about but least addressed aspects of bodily health. Over 20 million Americans suffer from chronic digestive diseases, and 72% of Americans experience regular symptoms of digestive distress. This comes at no surprise once one understands how negative a lot of the most popular foods are for one’s digestive system. The digestive system consists of bacteria, and that bacteria is fostered and tailored by the foods each individual eats. The sugary and overly processed food that currently dominates does not produce a healthy set of bacteria.
Luckily, there is a solution to this problem, a solution beyond simply eating better. Probiotics are bacteria within foods or supplements that explicitly work to colonize the digestive bacteria to create a more healthy microbiome.
While they aren’t a great option for everyone, especially those who are already heavily immunocompromised, probiotics can create a far healthier body for anyone looking to improve their health. They’re shown to help with diarrhea, various infections, and any general digestive complaints.
While not everyone will suffer from regular digestive complaints in their life, everyone could benefit from increasing their digestive health. The modern and most effective way of doing so is through the use of probiotics.
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