Trust your gut: Get the story on probiotics

(BPT) - We’re often told when we can’t make a decision, we should trust our gut. And there’s a healthy reason to do so.

Gut health is about more than just healthy digestion. It’s linked to your immunity and overall well-being.

That’s because below your belt lies a sophisticated system of organs powered by a community of beneficial bacteria called the microbiome. Your stomach, pancreas and liver, driven by the mighty microbiome, aids in digestion as it breaks down food, absorbs nutrients and extracts energy that fuels us every day.

Maintaining the right balance of microbes in your gut not only helps digestion, it can be a powerful ally in keeping those New Year wellness resolutions.

Support a healthy gut with these simple tips.

1. Keep moving

Regular exercise can stimulate your digestive, metabolic and immune systems, arming your body with the protection it needs to fight off bad bacteria.

2. Fiber up

Add dietary fiber, complex carbs, and plant proteins to your diet by increasing your intake of whole fruits, vegetables, and grains like oatmeal. These foods deliver nutrients that work naturally with your body to keep your digestive system in balance.

3. Pack a probiotic

Probiotics are composed of helpful bacteria to help support immunity and healthy digestion. We usually think of bacteria as something that can cause disease, but probiotics are the good bacteria that can be very effective in keeping your gut healthy.

Nutrilite™ Balance Within™ Probiotic is a once-a-day foundational supplement. It fills the nutritional gaps in your diet with probiotics you need to support gut health on-the-go.

“With convenient packaging, designed to be quickly sprinkled on the tongue, on cold food or in a cold beverage, this probiotic helps your body maintain a balance of good bacteria in the gut while promoting immunity and aiding your body’s natural defenses,” said Kristin Morris, a senior research scientist with Nutrilite, the world’s #1 selling vitamin, supplement and minerals brand.

4. Do a gut check

How can you be sure your probiotics product is delivering the benefits you need? According to Morris, what matters most is knowing what strains are included in the product and that there’s clinical support for those digestive and immune benefits.

“It’s less about the actual quantity of probiotics than having the right level of probiotics,” she said. “Nutrilite Balance Within Probiotic was designed with the right balance of the right strains at the right levels for digestion and immune health.”

Nutrilite Balance Within Probiotic goes through an extensive traceability process to ensure the product’s safety, purity and effectiveness. Check out Nutrilite’s traceability website to see how the full process works.

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