There's plenty of buzz around nutritional wellness including a wide range of supplements to support a healthy lifestyle. Sorting through the hype and rows and rows of supplements that line the "health" section at your local store is not always easy. One of the most important things you should be thinking about is gut health.
While it doesn't sound appealing to think about it's something that should be top of mind. The Huffington Post's "Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Importance of Gut Health" does a nice job of explaining the necessity of taking care of your gut health. I strongly recommend including a probiotic in your daily supplement regime. Here's why:
"Prebiotics are the non-digestible carbohydrates that stimulate growth and activity of bacteria in our digestive systems. Prebiotics are found naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, asparagus, and whole grains.
Probiotics are mostly bacteria, which assist in the maintenance of the natural balance of microorganisms (microflora) in the intestines. Therefore, prebiotics feed the probiotics. An average human digestive tract has approximately 400 types of probiotic bacteria. These probiotic bacteria reduce the harmful bacteria, suggesting that probiotics can prevent infections in the digestive tract and reduce inflammation."