If you’re struggling in the little lady’s room, you may need these 15 Foods Full of Prebiotics and Probiotics.
So Kalee and I were watching Dr. Oz yesterday. He has some really gross things on there but really important as well. Did you know that you have 26 feet of intestines??? Gross, right!! Especially if you’re like the lady he had on the show that only went once a week!!! Do you know HOW much you eat in a week…EW!! She’s, unfortunately, like most women who “make” maybe every 3 days to once a week!! No wonder we are walking around in bloated misery. That’s just gross.
So, you’re saying, “Kim, you ain’t telling me nothing I don’t know.” (you have great grammar). “What do I do?? I don’t want to be that woman on the commercial that you see, ‘is it hard to go?’” Gives the word hard a whole new meaning after a week.
Well, according to Dr. Oz, we’ve all been told about PRObiotics, but did you know about PREbiotics?? They work together in your intestines to make things “go”. Probiotics would be in something fermented (sounds disgusting, I know). Think of Greek yogurt. YUM!!! Now add you some bananas and/or honey for some PREbiotics =) as Dr. Oz would say MAGIC.
You, of course, know the old FIBER thing. Yep, you need to eat more soluble fiber found in whole grains, fruits, and veggies. You’ve also got to drink your water . Water is a MUST!! It is essential for so much in your body, but it really helps with “going” as well!!
Finally, but not at all least is exercise. You know when you’re outward body is moving, so are all the insides. You know that yourself when you drink too much water while you’re working out, you can actually hear it sloshing around in your stomach while you’re jumping around. So what moves you…literally will MOVE you =)
In all seriousness, if you can’t go poop once a day or at least every other day, go see your doctor. I know ladies have been brought up that we just don’t talk about such things. Well, heavens, we don’t even poop or poot so how could we talk about something we don’t do. Don’t be too embarrassed to talk to your doctor and ask for help if you’ve already tried the steps above. Why suffer for the sake of not getting embarrassed. I guarantee you that your doctor poops, too. You want to rule out other things that like lactose-intolerant, celiac disease, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, IBS, or heaven forbid, cancer.
Good Probiotic Foods according to Global Healing Center:
- yogurt…especially those made with goats’ milk
- dark chocolate (gotta love that)
- microalgea (like the Ultimate Reset’s Alkalinize)
- miso soup
- pickles…don’t eat too many though due to sodium
- kombucha tea
Prebiotic Foods according to Dr. Oz
- grains (soluble fiber, too)