Today, I’m going to share with you how to increase the probiotics in your system. And listen, this is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health, and if you can increase the number of good bacteria and balance microorganisms in your body, it can have tremendous health benefits including helping clear up your skin, things like acne and inflammation.
It can help improve detoxification; it can enhance your nutrient absorption of vitamins and minerals. Also, it can help with overall digestive function and can help with weight loss, balancing hormones, and liver detoxification.
So, probiotics are essential for healing any condition that’s out there today. So, there are four steps you need to follow to increase probiotics in your body.
- Step number one is consuming more sour foods. Embrace what I call the power of sour, and sour foods like apple cider vinegar, specifically, and fermented vegetables. They contain some probiotics, but also they contain certain types of acids like gluconic acid and acetic acid.
Healthy acids that create a certain type of pH in your body that supports the growth of probiotics in your system. So, again it’s great to get some healthy sour foods.
So what I would start doing is add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to drink two times a day. So before breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner. One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in your meal, and then start consuming more fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi (a Korean dish of spicy pickled cabbage), or drinking kvass (“especially in Russia” a fermented drink, low in alcohol, made from rye flour or bread with malt).
Get some fermented vegetables like sauerkraut several times a week in your meals, that’s one way to boost probiotics in your system.
- Step number two is just to start consuming more probiotic rich foods. Now, probiotic rich foods are things like high-quality goat’s milk yogurt, or kefir is another good one or even different types, things like coconut kefir is a good option, but getting more probiotic-rich foods in your diet is essential to boosting and increasing your probiotics.
So, I would start trying to consume one serving of probiotic-rich food a day, and again some of my favorites include kefir is a great one, you can add that in your morning smoothie, you can do some organic yogurt during the day.
And again, I really recommend grass fed and organic; the ideal is from your local farmer’s market. And then fermented vegetables like sauerkraut would also count like that, but again get some good fermented foods in your diet. At least one serving a day or more.
- Step number three to naturally boost probiotics in your system is to start to feed the probiotics. So, think about this, probiotics are living organisms. If they are going live in your body they need fuel, they need to feed off something, they need good soil.
That soil is fermentable fiber. So, getting good, high-quality fiber in your diet can cause probiotics to increase in your body.
And the best type of fiber again is soluble fiber, known as fermentable fiber. Some of my favorite sources include chia seeds. Chia is a great form of fermentable fiber as are flax seeds, but adding chia and flax into a morning smoothie is fantastic. Along with that, organic fruits and vegetables are a great option. And then also, sweet potatoes and regular potatoes are also a good form, they have good forms of fiber. So again, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, and then chia seeds and flax seeds. Great form of fermentable fiber.
And then last but not least, Taking a quality probiotic supplement can naturally boost the good probiotics in your system. And then a few other notes here as well to increase probiotics. Another thing you can do is shop at your local farmer’s market. There’s a little bit of dirt on that food you get that should be there, and those are soil based probiotics that are great for your digestive health.
And the last tip is, stay away from prescription antibiotics and all the different antibiotics that we’re exposed to, even chlorine and fluoride in your drinking water. So, along with boosting probiotics, you want to stay away from those things that deplete your body of quality probiotics.