Hey friends! Yes, it’s that time of year where I freshen up my families diet with kefir, oj, fresh fruits and veggies and extra vitamin D and zinc to help fight off any bad bugs that might cause the dreadful flu bug and yet even the simple common cold. Being sick is not fun! Wash your hands, take your vitamins and eat those coloful foods on your plate are things I’m constantly honing in on for my kids, especially WASH YOUR HANDS! 😱
Earlier this fall my kids caught strep and as I was looking at a bunch of probiotics in the store, I found a chocolate bar with probiotics, what?!
I thought I can totally get my kids to consume more beneficial probiotics with chocolate, even for me, too!
Well, I was right about getting my kids to eat this product as they will ask, “Can I have the healthy chocolate?” I kinda laugh and feel slightly guilty but then again I’m pretty impressed with the nutrition facts label.
Why do we need good bacteria in our diet?
Good bacteria keeps bad bugs away, aid in heathy digestion and nutrient absorption, plus keep the immune system healthy.
Probiotics are found in a variety of foods such as yogurt, kefir, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, miso and even fermented drinks, like kombucha.
I also want to talk about prebiotics. Prebiotics are carbohydrates that cannot be digested for the body. They are food for probiotics. Prebiotics are found in foods that contain fiber such as fruits, vegetables and even whole grains. Another great reason to get those beneficial foods in the diet.
Well that’s all for now and I hope you and your family are staying healthy. Here’s to a healthy gut 😉. Enjoy!