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Natural Probiotics

Written by lee on . Posted in Super Foods

Garlic

Garlic has been proven to slow the growth of harmful bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Fresh garlic is always the best choice if you are seeking its anti-bacterial or anti-viral qualities a good alternative to antibiotics.  Both fresh and dried garlic have been shown to lower LDL-cholesterol and lower high blood pressure.

 

Kefir

Kefir whilst most yogurts contain one to three types of probiotics, which are fantastic at aiding digestion and providing us with beneficial internal flora, kefir has a whopping ten and the great thing about it is that it also contains prebiotics, which help probiotics do their job and become more effective. High in vitamin D, essential for bone growth and development kefir helps the immune system and protects against tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, hypertension and some forms of cancer. For people who are lactose-intolerant it is a much easier form of dairy to digest.

 

Ginger

Ginger has been around for centuries as a medicinal aid and today ginger's medical uses include the treatment of nausea and morning sickness during pregnancy, motion sickness, indigestion, and bloating.  Ginger is also used to help reduce the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis by taking a daily dose of ginger extract sufferers have seen fantastic results.

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