Only 19 percent of Kiwis regularly take a probiotic*, but did you know that increasing the good bacteria in your gut can help keep your whole body healthy?
That's because 70 per cent of the cells that make up your immune system are found in your gut wall, so helping to balance out the bad bacteria with plenty of the good ones is particularly beneficial for warding off sickness.
There are several, very simple ways to get your fill of good bacteria on a daily basis and it's an important part of your overall wellbeing.
If you haven't tried adding sauerkraut or kimchi to your breakfast, lunch or dinner yet, it's high-time you did. Trust us, there's no better way to add a kick to your eggs on toast or Sunday roast than a side of sauerkraut.
Other fermented foods that can help you maintain healthy gut flora include Greek yoghurt with live cultures (look for Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacteria infantis in the ingredients list), kombucha, kefir and traditionally made sourdough.
You know this already, but getting your blood pumping with regular exercise will do wonders for your health, too.
If making time to move your body is a struggle, we're here to tell you that you can reap the benefits even with moderate exercise. Think 20 - 30 minutes of walking, a gym session every other day or a bike-riding adventure with the kids.
Pushing play regularly helps to improve cardiovascular health, slows the release of stress hormones and reduces your risk of disease.
Taking a probiotic supplement every day is an easy way to boost those good bacteria that we need to keep our gut - and our overall health - in check.
GO Healthy Go Probiotic 75 Billion 1-A-Day is a high strength, multi-strained probiotic blend with 75 billion live organisms, and you only need to take one capsule daily.
Great for supporting your general health, this supplement provides support for digestive health, immunity, bowel health and protection against antibiotic and long term medication use.
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