Probiotic Food Choices for You :)

This post covers more news about sources from which  we can acquire the health benefits of probiotics (live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system), along with the  suggestion that we try to gain some of the

benefits through our groceries, rather than consuming supplements, which you may remember, are not regulated by the FDA.

You will be pleasantly surprised with some of the foods you’re already eating, but may not have known that you were eating probiotic food. That’s right. Some examples are:  green peas,  soft-aged cheeses, such as Cheddar, Gouda, and Swiss.

Other sources that are probiotic positive I found are Miso Soup, pickles, Dark Chocolate, green  olives, beer, wine, and sourdough bread. We could have a regular picnic with these food items.  This is delightful news!

For probiotic food and recipes check out Cultured Guru at https://cultured.guru/blog

Sources
https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-are-probiotics#1
https://www.eatthis.com/best-probiotic-foods/
https://www.guthealthproject.com/dark-chocolate-a-probiotic-food-with-impressive-health-benefits/
https://www.boxbrewkits.com/blogs/news/9-foods-you-had-no-idea-were-probiotics

Probiotics Update – FYI

As senior citizens, I think  that we are often  looking for ways to enhance our well-being: 1)  by changing what we eat; 2)  trying to exercise; and, 3) get enough sleep. And, of course, getting our regular checkups with doctors. By taking as many of these steps as we can,   we hope that  it will lead us to long and healthful lives, right?

In a earlier post ((December 2018), I wrote about Probiotics.  Probiotics are the living bacteria that can be good for your body. I don’t know whether any of you ran right out to your local stores, or drugstores, to buy items to consume in keeping up with the Probiotics craze. As we consider this popular trend,  I want to call your attention to the fact that it turns out  there is much more we still don’t know about Probiotics.  According to Dr. Alfred Roston, a gastroenterologist at Westchester Endoscopy, “the bacteria in probiotics won’t affect everybody in the same way”. Below are some suggestions if you plan on taking probiotics supplements, (which, by the way,  are not FDA regulated).

 Always consult your doctor first
  Eat a well-balanced, plant-based diet
Add fermented foods to your diet like, yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kombucha*

Read about probiotics and other health advice at the source links below:
https://www.wphospital.org/WPHRedesign/media/Emerge_WPHRedesign/Documents/WPH-HealthMatters-Magazine.pdf

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/kombucha-tea/faq-20058126

Wishing you wellness!

Healthwise – Yogurt – Probiotics – Diet

Are you aware of the benefits that senior citizens (referred to as elderly people) can receive by eating yogurt?  Are you aware that not all yogurt give you the same benefits, and why you might choose one type versus another type?

First off let’s discuss some of the health benefits of eating Greek yogurt : helps with digestion; controls blood pressure; provides protein, it is also an excellent source of calcium. So there I was eating my Greek yogurt, and something told me to check the ‘benefits’ of the one I was eating. I went to  Fooducate.com

Fooducate is a website that provides detailed information about the nutrition facts of the food you are eating. It also gives the food brand a rating.  There is an app that you can put on your smartphone. It’s considered to be one of the best food rating apps.  To my surprise, I found out that the yogurt I was eating received a B-  for one cup of the yogurt, which is worst than average!   Further details indicated it had over 50% of daily saturated fat, and 6 teaspoons of sugar per serving.  I also checked whether the yogurt I was eating  had probiotics. It did not. Continue reading “Healthwise – Yogurt – Probiotics – Diet”