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FEED YOUR FLORA

Keep your stomach happy!

     The digestive tract is home to 99% of the body’s microflora. The good bacteria among them, called probiotics, help us digest our food, but they also help protect us by crowding out pathogens and stimulating the immune system. Digestive problems occur when antibiotics or toxins disrupt these symbiotic bacteria, allowing the bad bacteria to flourish. Create balance in your intestinal ecology by making sure your diet includes probiotics, found in good quality yogurt and kefir, as well as prebiotics – nutrients that feed the friendly bacteria – found in many foods, including asparagus, artichokes, garlic, leeks, and bananas.

Yogainternational.com

Spring 2011

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