(NAPSI)—You’ve likely heard the wise advice to “trust your gut.” While most of the time that advice is in reference to decisions that will play a big role in your life, Dr. John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition, suggests that trusting your gut to keep you healthy is just as important.
Support Your Health
According to the American Nutrition Association, 70 million people in the United States experience some form of digestive issues and intestinal imbalances associated with occasional digestive issues, abdominal discomfort, bloating or diarrhea.
Most people would agree that it’s important to eat a balanced diet with the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to introduce healthy, active and live bacteria into your body in order to build a healthy microbiome, which is a collection of the microorganisms that live in your gut. These microorganisms help protect you from germs, help break down food for energy, and produce vital vitamins.
Finding Friendly Bacteria
So how do you introduce healthy active bacteria into your microbiome? Most people are already doing so without even knowing it, when they eat yogurt or fermented vegetables such as kimchi or sauerkraut. There’s also a host of probiotic products available that contain these healthy bacteria. Getting the right ones, however, may take some research as they can vary by convenience and effectiveness. An effective probiotic works to relieve certain intestinal…
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