Probiotics have definitely been one of the buzzwords of the last few years, as more and more research has been backing up the link between gut health and our immune system.
Probiotics are simply put the good bacteria living in our gut. They help us restore the natural balance of our microbiome, that helps protect us from strange bacteria or viruses attempting to enter into our body. It is an important part of our immune system, making up approximately 70% of our overall immunity. Our digestive tract is the most likely way for foreign bacteria to enter our body and can do us a lot of harm.
Therefore, it is key for us to at all times keep these bacteria intact and in balance. We can do that by the daily consumption of fermented foods, such as kimchi, tempeh, kefir, or through natural probiotic supplements. Once we have all these bacteria in harmony, it is important to feed them. They live from fibres and these fibres can only be found in plant-based food. There are NO fibres in any meat products.
An imbalance in these microbes in our gut is normally caused by lack of fibres, antibiotics, pesticides from unwashed vegetables, alcohol, lack of sleep,stress and simply too much processed foods.
Protecting our microbiome by consuming daily probiotics and making sure to get a lot of fibres on a daily basis leads to better digestion and a better immune system. Many recent studies are also linking gut health to the overall state of the mind, claiming it can also help lessen allergies, nourish our mental health, dampen mood swings and make it easier to lose weight.
In Heal we give you a complete holistic solution, by taking one daily meal you get all the needed probiotics in one drink, plus a lot of fibres (15 g). We had to add over 500 million CFU of probiotics into each portion of HEAL to make sure you are one step closer to a perfectly healthy self.