Meet the probiotics: your good live bacteria neighbors living inside your body. When you think of bacteria, you usually think of unhealthy microorganisms and virus strains that cause illnesses and diseases.
Hold that thought.
In fact, the body is made up of probiotic bacteria and has a large share in your overall genetics! These microorganisms also surpasses body cells count. Without these probiotics, the body will find it hard to detoxify and release toxic chemicals.
Probiotics: Your Best Friend For Life
Probiotics are your best friend in health. They keep your gut and digestive system in check and keep harmful bacteria away, therefore creating a balanced gut environment and strengthened immune system that keep the body working.
Probiotic bacteria usually come in two categories: lactobacillus (lives in the small intestine and found in yogurt and fermented food) and bifidobacterium (lives in the colon and found in dairy food).
Apart from gut health and a tough immune system, probiotics also help treat the following:
- Diarrhea – caused by antibiotics and infectious diarrhea
- Irritable and inflammatory bowel disease
- Urinary and vaginal infection
- Allergic reaction
Probiotics: Your Body Cleanser
Together with a 15 day cleanse product, probiotics are an additional wonder to your detox diet.
While adding probiotics seem like a good idea, it’s always advisable to consult your doctor first to find out your probiotic compatibility. During the process, some side effects may occur on the early onset (allergy, bloating, diarrhea, upset stomach) so take precautions before letting additional probiotics in!
When creating your detox diet plan, make sure to take note of the following:
- Begin small – a detox diet is a huge shift in your normal routine. Start by having a seven-day plan before extending the cleansing period to let your body adjust to the change. Afterward, you can start planning a repeat session of the detox diet and some post-detox modification.
- Balance your meals – the perfect meal combo is inclusive of high-fiber, protein, whole grain carbs, and healthy fats. Vegetables and fruits are always a staple and can be blended with smoothies or juices. Get creative with your recipes and welcome variety in your daily meal.
- Stay away from alcohol and processed food – resist the temptation of added sugar, caffeine, and some dairy products during the cleansing period. Avoid beer and wine nights as the chemical broken down from it (acetaldehyde) may cause liver damage.
- Get active and hydrated – water helps in flushing toxins out. During your detox, drink up to eight glasses (you can go for lemon-infused) and some work out routine for better circulation.