How to Best Get Probiotics From Food – Part 2 of 2

1. Chill the Probiotics
After you open the probiotic food, place it in the refrigerator. If you keep your probiotics chilled, you can help prolong the life of the probiotic. If you place the food in the refrigerator, useful bacteria can multiply on the food as long as the container is not contaminated in any way. Live supplements can survive weeks, even months, in the refrigerator. They will survive even longer if they are freeze-dried.

2. Analyze Your Foods and Supplement Needs
If you are trying to tackle an actual digestive issue, you might want to take a probiotic supplement.  Do not just rely on the probiotics from food.  In fact, you may find that if you have a digestive tract concern, you may have to introduce fermented foods slowly until you get used to having more of the good bacteria in your digestive tract.
If you are unsure, send us an email. However, if you are simply just trying to improve your health, you can choose a high-quality, probiotic-rich foods rather than a supplement.

3. Eat Less Junk Food
Processed foods contain ingredients that irritate the gut, which makes it hard for the good stuff to flourish. An occasional cookie won’t do you any harm, but if you have junk food every day it can inflame the gut’s lining. Eventually the bad bacteria will rule the roost. This weakens the stomach acid, which will slow the nutrient absorption and concentrate bile. This can then prevent the necessary evacuation of toxins. The result is an increase in your risk of nutrient deficiencies and hormone-related cancers.
It is important to make sure that while taking probiotics you do not do anything to prevent the probiotics from working correctly.

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