Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just diet and exercise, it’s also taking care of your immune system. We often forget about the importance of our immune systems until we begin to get sick. Getting sick can throw your fitness goals off track and keep you indoors this summer.
Since studies have shown that 70% of our immune system lives in our gut, supporting your gut health is a great place to start! Here are three ways to naturally support your gut health.
Add More Probiotic Rich Foods to Your Diet
A great way to get your daily dose of probiotics is to add more probiotic rich foods to your diets. Foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso soup, kimchi and pickles are very high in probiotics. Try to opt for the organic versions of these foods whenever available.
Eat Less Refined Sugars
Eating or drinking too much refined sugar can suppress your immune system cells that attack bad bacteria. Read labels carefully on processed foods and be on the lookout for ingredients like sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose dextrose, lactose, high fructose corn syrup, molasses, honey, evaporated cane juice, fruit juice concentrates, cane crystals and corn sweetener.
Instead, try to consume more fresh fruits and vegetables, which are rich in nutrients that support your immune system like vitamins C and E, and zinc.
Take A Probiotic Supplement
When it comes to probiotics not all probiotic supplements are created equal. Some supplements contain one strain while others contain multiple strains. Different strains of the same species can even be different, and could have different effects on your health.
LoveBug Probiotics has developed a complete, scientifically-advanced probiotic line targeted to meet the specialized needs of the entire family including infants, children, men, women, cold sufferers and expectant moms. Plus, their products are eco-friendly – the blue glass bottles are recyclable, the formulas are NON-GMO, each bottle is filled with organic cotton.
If you are looking to support your immune system with a probiotic supplement, then LoveBug’s Colds Suck supplements are the perfect choice. These supplements are designed to strengthen your immune system by arming you with a proprietary blend of good bacteria and helpful vitamins and minerals. These supplements contain a combination of 4 probiotic strains along with Vitamin C, zinc and Echinacea for extra immune support.
LoveBug recently released Labor of Love, which is a probiotic blend designed to help nurture both mommy and baby – especially as baby is developing a healthy microbiome. This special blend promotes an optimal immune response for both mommy and baby for better health during pregnancy and while nursing.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.