Food for Thought: Vibrant Health Begins in the Gut

When was the last time you really thought about the health of your digestive system? If you’re like most people, keeping your insides in tip top shape probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list. But what if we told you that what goes on in your digestive tract can significantly impact the way you feel every day?

More than 70 percent of your natural immune defenses are found in your gut, which means that the more efficiently your body is able to digest the foods you eat, the healthier you will be. When digestive function is at its peak, food is broken down completely, valuable nutrients are absorbed, and waste and toxins are eliminated from the body through regular, healthy bowel movements.

In recent decades poor digestion has become a growing problem in the America, mainly due to the overconsumption of high-fat, processed foods loaded with refined sugars and preservatives. These foods can slow the digestive process and lead to a buildup of waste and toxins in the colon, resulting in digestive problems such as heartburn, gas and bloating, diarrhea and constipation, which may in turn contribute to weight gain, yeast overgrowth, low energy, brain fog and more.

Educating yourself about the benefits of healthy digestion is the first step toward taking back control of your body and your health. In addition to good eating habits and getting plenty of exercise, natural digestive care supplements can help establish and maintain optimum digestive function to help you achieve lasting wellness.

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Boost Natural Immune Defenses with Probiotics

This year, don’t wait for the first sneeze or sniffle to safeguard your body against seasonal illness. Taking a daily probiotic supplement is something the whole family can do to boost immune defenses naturally and promote better health throughout the year.

You may not realize it, but the majority of your body’s natural immune defenses are in your digestive tract, where friendly bacteria called probiotics work to crowd out harmful organisms and maintain a balanced intestinal environment. But when that balance is upset due to things like stress, travel and even poor eating habits—all of which can be a factor during the holidays—the bad bacteria can flourish, leaving your immune system vulnerable to attack.

Nowadays choosing the right daily probiotic supplement is as simple as reading labels and knowing what to look for. An effective high-potency formula should have at least 6 billion active cultures per serving, with a balanced blend of Bifidobacteria (the most prevalent good bacteria in a healthy large intestine) and Lactobacilli (the most prevalent good bacteria in a healthy small intestine). And because probiotics are important at every age, there are natural formulas for infants and children as well as targeted probiotics for young adults, seniors, and even women-specific formulas that promote vaginal and urinary tract health.

Want to know to more about choosing the right probiotic supplement? Ask ReNew Life!