It’s been a while since I did an “In My Skin” update and this one has been in my drafts for a while, so I finally completed it as part of my 10 day blogging challenge!
Somehow, I think we forget how important our digestive system is; It is the biggest organ that we have and it’s vital to our health through the key role in absorbing the nutrients from the food we eat. It also removes any waste materials ready for removal from our bodies.
The function of the digestive system relies heavily on the balance of bacteria within; too little friendly bacteria can lead to sluggish digestion, weakened immune function, and susceptibility to infection.
If waste moves through the digestive system slowly, some of the toxins can be reabsorbed by the body, causing a rise in the level of dangerous bacteria, and posing a number of potential health issues.
That’s where Probiotics come in; they can help to avoid these problems by helping to break down food and aiding the absorption of nutrients, along with defending the body from bad bacteria.
I was recommended to try them during a conversation I had with a nutritionist at an event last year and have been taking them most days since then! I also have tried a few other ways to get probiotics into my system and thought I would share them with you…
1. Probiotic Max from Simply Supplements
I took this supplement* for the first three months of 2016. I started taking probiotics after speaking to a nutritionist at an event I went to last year and realised how much it could potentially help my skin.
Kombucha is a fermented tea which is hailed for its health benefits(most well known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties). To be honest, I’m still getting my head around it but I thought I would share it to see if anyone has any good stories / comments to share about it.
I tried it once or twice via my friend Lex, who prepares her own at home. It can now also be bought in health food stores.
3. Nestle La Laitiere Natural Yogurt from Ocado
This was a random discovery as I actually bought these yoghurts just for the jars (which I’m sure you will see pop up over on Instagram very soon!). They became a daily snack topped with a little zero sugar maple syrup and some frozen berries. As the ingredients list starter cultures, I can only assume you could use this unflavoured yoghurt to make your own yoghurt at home.
How do you look after your digestive system?!