How To Protect Your Friendly Bacteria

How To Protect Your Friendly Bacteria

We all have them; tiny bacteria that live on our skin, in our mouth and nose and in our intestines.  They are called microflora.  These bacteria have been with us since the day we were born, and stay with us our entire lives.

Why Do We Need Microflora?

They help us digest food, help us absorb the beneficial antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.   They are our natural defences and help protect our immune system.

How Do I Take Care Of My Good Bacteria?

  1. Eat plenty of fermented foods

    Healthy choices include kefir and fermented vegetables.

  2. Have more fibre

    Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted seeds.

  3. Take a probiotic supplement

    If you don’t eat fermented foods on a regular basis, supplementing with a probiotic can help add plenty of friendly bacteria into your gut.

  4. Get your hands dirty in the garden

    Getting your hands dirty in the garden means you come in contact with the beneficial micro organisms on the plants and in the soil, helping strengthen your immune system.

  5. Open your windows

    Spring has sprung and my windows are open, even if it’s only for 20 minutes during the day.  Opening a window in your home increases the natural airflow and therefore adds a diverse amount of microbes which benefits you.

What do you do to protect your friendly bacteria?

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