Your gut - stomach and intestines - is basically your second brain. It has over 100 million neurons in it and plays a lead role in keeping your body functioning.
The trillions of bugs in your gut microbiome influence your brain, heart health, immune system, mood and behaviour. They also help you digest your food and synthesise some important vitamins.
When your microbiome is balanced, the rest of your body can be in balance too. But when you have an imbalance in your gut bacteria, it can lead to some pretty yucky things like weight gain, insulin resistance, inflammation, bowel disease and even colorectal cancer.
And this is where probiotics come in.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that are naturally present in some fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefir, yoghurt and kombucha, and you’ll also have seen them as supplements too. They can help maintain a happy and healthy gut by boosting the number of good bacteria.
Take charge of your gut health now by adding probiotics to your daily routine with these three simple steps.