4 Reasons Why You Should Load Up On Probiotics + 3 Recipes To Get You Started
Probiotics, better known as the “friendly bacteria,” is one bacteria that you’d consider taking in your meals, and for good reason. Easy foods like yoghurt, kimchi, soy, miso, buttermilk and even dark chocolate, are high in probiotics, and are good in enhancing both taste, as well as nutrition. More and more people can now be seen switching to such healthy probiotics, and we know why that is -
Probiotics are a great way to balance the digestive system
Stomach is the most underrated yet the most important organ of your body, one that if not managed well, can have a domino effect on your overall health, affecting everything from your immune system to the skin. Therefore, balancing it with the right kinds of bacteria, in this case - probiotics, can help in avoiding digestive disorders, allergies, obesity and to an extent, even mental health problems.
It keeps the heart healthy and beating
Matters of the heart, be it emotional or medical, must never be taken lightly. Studies show cholesterol and blood pressure, the major players in such heart related diseases, can be reduced and kept in check by a healthy inclusion of probiotics like curd in daily meals.
It boosts immunity
Probiotics are known for cultivating friendly bacteria in the body, the kind that boost immune cells like the IgA-producing cells, T lymphocytes and natural killer cells in the body, which further prepare and arm the system to fight off diseases.
It helps cut belly fat
Probiotics, rich in bacteria, help in breaking down fiber that the body can’t digest into beneficial fatty acids, which in turn helps in balancing that body weight!
You can get your daily dose of probiotics with these three super easy smoothies recipes, which you can whip up at home in no time!
Probiotic Green Juice
- Celery, 2 stalks
- Parsley, 1 handful
- Spinach leaves, 1 handful
- Kale leaves, 1 handful
- Probiotic capsule, 1
Directions: Juice all the ingredients until smooth, except the probiotic capsule. Open the probiotic capsule and empty the contents into the juice. Stir well, and enjoy the green smoothie with a probiotic twist!
- 10 lemons, juiced
- Sugar, ¾ cup
- Whey, 1 cup
- Filtered water, 2.5 to 3 quarts
Directions: Put the sugar into a glass jar and add some hot water to dissolve it quickly. Pour lemon juice into the jar, and fill it up with filtered water. Let it cool. When the liquid is at room temperature, add whey (the liquid left after curdling) to it and stir slowly. Cover the jar tightly and let sit on the counter for 2-3 days. Store in fridge and drink 4-6 ounces per day. It may not taste as your regular lemonade, but is extremely healthy for the body.
- 1 Beet, large
- 5 Carrots, large
- 1 tbsp Mustard seeds, brown
- 1 tbsp Sea salt, fine
- 7 cups Water, filtered
Directions: Take all the ingredients, put in a mixture and juice all the ingredients until smooth. Stir well, store in the fridge to cool down and enjoy the Indian Kombucha in form of the Kanji Probiotic drink!