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When I was younger all I cared about was looking amazing on the outside. Back in the day I was under 120 pounds, slim, trim and amazing!
I looked great on the outside, but not on the inside. In my late teens I realized I had gut issues. Back then I had no idea what was causing it, but with time and research learned it all boiled down to what I was eating.
Once I got some sense, I realized that what I put in my body had a huge impact on my energy levels, how my body breaks down my food and so much more.
I got tired of looking my best, but not feeling my best and decided to learn more about how foods impact my health.
The two areas I focused on were digestive and immune health. My mission was to ensure what I ate would give me energy so I could operate at peak performance and that it also helped support a healthy immune
So, in a nutshell I learned how my digestive system breaks down foods I eat into the nutrients my body needs. I learned how probiotics aid digestion, improve nutrient absorption and are easily consumed through a functional probiotics like GanedenBC30®.
GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is a natural, hardy probiotic ingredient that can help support digestive health and immune health. GanedenBC30 — which is a spore- forming probiotic — is an excellent choice for people who are looking to take their self-care and health routines to the next level by consuming foods and beverages fortified with research supported probiotics.
So, let’s look at some of the functional ways I care for my digestive and immune system.
Best Way to Easily Care for Your Digestive and Immune System Health
1 – Consume Probiotics Daily through Functional Foods with GanedenBC30®
When GanedenBC30 is consumed daily, it creates a healthier intestinal environment, supporting immune function.
It is extremely easy and convenient to add the health benefits of GanedenBC30 to my daily routine. Functional foods and beverages that contain GanedenBC30 are widely available and make it easier than ever to fuel my entire day with the health benefits of probiotics. In fact, I can add GanedenBC30 probiotics to my schedule morning, noon, and night because it is available in so many products I already use.
In the morning it’s as simple as having my favorite teas that contain GanedenBC30.
Here’s what you should know:
- GanedenBC30 is a probiotic ingredient that is*:
- Natural, safe for everyone;
- Kosher and Halal certified;
- GanedenBC30 is available in hundreds of functional foods and beverages around the world.
- *These attributes are specific to GanedenBC30 as a probiotic ingredient.
GanedenBC30 is so easy to identify in products I use. There is either the clearly marked circular GanedenBC30 logo on the products (see below) or I look for GanedenBC30®, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 on the ingredient label.
2 – Increase Fiber
Another way to support my gut and immune health is to increase my intake of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is simply foods like wheat bran, vegetables, whole grains, oat bran, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
When stocking my pantry, I just make sure I have items in it from each of these categories. So, when I’m snacking or planning meals throughout the day fiber will play a part.
3 – Decrease or Eliminate High Fat & Fried Foods
Fatty foods is a digestive health culprit for me and tends to slow down my digestive process, making me more prone to constipation. I noticed this when I’d get painful cramping the days after eating fried foods. Since making the connection, I have reduce the amount of fried foods I eat from once a week to about twice a month. That shift has provided relief in conjunction with including a functional probiotic in my daily food consumption.
4 – Lean Meat. Less Meat. No Meat.
This step was a game changer for me, and I’ve done all three. Through trial and error, I learned how my body responds to types and quantities of meat. Now I enjoy meat in small portions and not with every meal. I often avoid eating meat for dinner as it bothers my stomach and make me feel way too full. I instead enjoy lean meat with breakfast or lunch mostly.
I eat what feels right to my body which means I’ll eat something like broiled salmon and omelette or steak and avocado for breakfast. For lunch I’ll have a superfood kale salad. Then, for dinner a five bean soup.
These simple changes combined with listening to my body has really improved my quality of life. Now I don’t just look great on the outside, but I feel amazing on the inside too.