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Most of us know by now that your gut plays a major role in our overall health. From the gut-brain connection to the gut being associated with immune health, many people believe it is the center of what drives our bodies’ overall health.
Your gut (gastrointestinal tract) contains approximately 100 trillion microorganisms weighing in at about 3 pounds. These microorganisms are considered bacteria that live in your gut to aid in food breakdown and keeping your internal ecosystem balanced.
Here at Purely Elizabeth, we create a lot of our products with gut health in mind and believe taking care of your gut should be a main priority when it comes to what you’re feeding your body. When it comes to gut health, there’s a lot of information out there and lots of products claiming to aid in gut health, but why exactly is gut health so important?
Your gut is made up of trillions of microbes (microorganisms) that are often referred to as the gut microbiome. These different microbes can be classified as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microscopic living things that find a home in your gut.
Each microbe in the human gut plays a different role in the body. Most of these microbes play a crucial role in your overall body health.
Together, these microbes function as an extra organ in your body and work cohesively to balance all the bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that communicate with the brain to help maintain general health and well-being.
It’s clear that your gut health is extremely important to a variety of different areas in your body and interestingly enough, what you eat can greatly affect your gut bacteria and the diversity of bacteria it has.
The good news about gut health is that it can be largely affected by what you eat. Eating foods that contain probiotics and foods that are considered superfoods can help fuel your body with an abundance of microbe-fueling nutrients.
So, how do you get probiotics into your diet? There are a variety of ways you can easily add probiotics into your daily diet:
One product Purely Elizabeth is particularly proud of is our probiotic granola. Our delicious probiotic grandola is certified organic and gluten free with no fake sugars (coconut sugar only!). This grandola also contains our special probiotic boost: GanedenBC30 which is a patented strain of probiotics that is both non-GMO and vegan.
Another Purely Elizabeth Product we love that is rich in probiotics is our Vanilla Almond Butter Ancient Grain Granola Bars. These bars are also made with GanedenBC30—a new strain of probiotics that survives in the baking process. In addition to this great probiotic boost, our bars are baked with coconut oil and coconut sugar so you don’t need to worry about fake sugars used to give our bars their sweet taste.
The biggest thing to remember when it comes to gut health and your gut microbiome is that it’s never too late to make improvements to your overall gut health. Whether you add a probiotic supplement into the mix or work on eating probiotic snacks and foods that are fermented to aid in natural probiotic consumption, your gut controls so much of your body’s internal ecosystem and should be taken seriously.
Here at Purely Elizabeth, we value the health and wellness of all our consumers and that starts from the inside. We believe in feeding our bodies with only the best ingredients possible that are not only healthy for us, but also taste amazing as well!
We wish you a happy and healthy gut for years to come!