A popular buzzword in the health world is “probiotics.” Most people don’t even know what they are, but they have heard things like “everyone should be taking them” or “they are good for gut health.” I’m here to tell you that these are both true! If you’re struggling with weight loss resistance, probiotics are something you should incorporate into your diet.
Importance Of A Healthy Gut
Probiotics and foods that are high in probiotics can help improve gas and bloating and help to improve your digestion. There is this old saying, “we are what we eat,” when, in truth, “we are what we absorb.” Probiotics can help if you bloat a couple of hours after a meal and give you a healthier gut that’s able to absorb nutrients efficiently.
Probiotics are healthy gut bacteria. In a 2015 study it showed that there was clear differences in gut bacteria between people who are a healthy weight and people who are obese. Our environment today is filled with toxicities that throw off our healthy gut bacteria the primary cause being the over prescription of antibiotics.
Gut dysfunction is the start of most disease/ health issues. If you don’t have a healthy gut you’ll be battling three major problems that contribute to resistant weight loss.
- Poor Detoxing
Probiotics In Food
A critical fact about probiotics is that they are highly individualized. The kind of probiotic you need might be different from what your partner needs and what your kids need.
My recommendation is to get a lot of different types of probiotics in your diet through foods.
- High quality full-fat greek yogurt
In terms of probiotic capsules, there are a TON of them out there, and a lot of them are high quality. Still, you may only thrive on one or two of them. My recommendation is to do some research and try a few different ones.
Pay attention, especially if you are dealing with gas and bloating and weight loss resistance to how you feel about the different types. When taking probiotics, they work the best between meals on an empty stomach. You can make them a half hour before you eat or an hour to two hours after your meal. A great time to take them is first thing in the morning when you wake up or right before bed.
Here’s To A Better Life,
Dr. Steve Puckette