Benefits of Probiotics [Infographic]

Fermented products, such as kefir and miso, have been used therapeutically for 10,000 years or more. In the early 1900s, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff theorized friendly bacteria in yogurt enhanced physical and mental health and prevented aging.

As scientists have further uncovered the role of the human microbiome in health, and the development of various diseases in the past few decades, probiotics have become a hot health trend once again. Not all probiotics are created equally. There are many different strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts, and they’re not universally effective for all conditions. Find out which popular claims about probiotics are supported by evidence, and discover how to find the best probiotic supplement for your needs.

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Kombucha [Infographic + Recipe]

Good news for anyone who has paid upward of $5 for one bottle of kombucha: There is a cheaper option. Just as with beer, home-brewed kombucha is having a moment. Proponents of the fizzy stuff maintain it is nothing short of a magical elixir that can cure all ills, while scientific research is more hesitant to jump on the kombucha bandwagon.

Is kombucha consumption a fleeting fad to be ignored, or is the beverage’s popularity well deserved? Let’s get to the bottom of the fermenting barrel to find out whether kombucha is as great as its fans claim, and figure out how to make and utilize your own brew at home.

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Probiotics: Good bacteria

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Having the right bacteria in there has even been linked to numerous health benefits. This includes weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, better skin and a reduced risk of many diseases.

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain these friendly bacteria, and are supposed to help colonize our guts with health-boosting microorganisms. Taking care of your gut, and the friendly bacteria that reside there, may be one of the single most important things you can do for your health.

Continue reading to learn What Are Probiotics and their link to Digestive Health, Weight Loss and other Health Benefits

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