Thursday, December 20, 2007

Probiotics


I've recently found something new to be OCD about. And no, its not my Isagenix kick I've been on (which is totally amazing by the way.) Its called Probiotics. A few months ago I suffered from a terrible staph infection. It was awful. I'm not even gonna go into detail. Anyway, its a bacterial infection and so naturally I had to go on an antibiotic to kill the nasty bacteria in my system. However, what I didn't learn until recently is that the drugs I was taking to kill the bacteria didn't just kill all the bad bacteria in my body, it started killing ALL the bacteria in my body. Some of you might be saying "But isn't that a good thing?" No! There are alot of good bacteria in the body that we need to help us fight off disease and other health problems.

I did a little research on the subject and learned a ton about this new health craze to hit America called Probiotics, and I now swear by the stuff. Read on, you're gonna want to go out and get some of this stuff today:

What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are living microorganisms, usually lactic acid bacteria, that when consumed in sufficient numbers can provide health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. The benefits are due, in large part, to the effects of these so-called "friendly" bacteria on different intestinal functions. But benefits may also include removing harmful substances from the body or countering some of their effects

You can get probiotics in many forms, but my favorite is kind of like a breakfast product that can be found in the yogurt section of your grocery store. My favorite is the 90 Calorie DanActive, by Dannon. Its clinically proven to help strengthen your body's defenses. I got this info straight off their website:

"As well as being a healthy choice, DanActive has all the great taste you'd expect from Dannon. Ideal for breakfast, but a real treat for any time of the day. You can enjoy DanActive in a standard fat range (1.7% fat). With these five delicious flavors there's something to tempt everyone's tastebuds!"

My favorite flavor is DanActive Vanilla! I'm drinking one right now. Its divine! Go out and get some today. You'll be hooked!

3 comments:

Mike Cunningham said...

According to a sign I saw at Red Mango today... their yogurt has over 3 billion of these so called "Probiotics" in them. I thought it was a load of crap, but now I'm having a change of heart.

Kristin said...

I agree it is a great thing to help the body especially if you take any kind of antibiotics. It has helped me greatly. You can find all forms of it at Mothers Market.

Vanilla Vice said...

I too am on a facial antibiotic and have been having "issues" so I've started eating Activa in order to balance the bacteria in my body.

We have to be extremely careful with certain antibiotics - make sure you take the full course, only take them for bacterial infections and not for viral infections (ie colds and flus)and make sure you get the one that attacks the correct strain.