How Can You Improve the Health of the Intestinal Microbiota?

In order for an organism to be healthy, it must first have healthy intestinal bacterial flora. Having a diet rich in probiotics helps slow the organism’s aging process, increase its energy, improve its immune defenses, and prevent many illnesses. Digestion is, therefore, the most important process happening inside our body – during it, our organism takes the nutrients needed to function. Bad digestion is often connected to poor bacterial flora.

Food has healing properties: aside from giving us the right amount of energy to face everyday challenges, some foods have beneficial properties for our body’s health.

That’s where probiotics come into play, the trusted allies of our intestine!

What Are Probiotics, and Why Are They Beneficial for Our Intestine?

Probiotics are naturally present in our intestines and adhere to our intestinal cells, colonizing them. They are considered “good” bacteria because they help in keeping the intestine healthy, protecting the balance of the bacterial flora, which is extremely important to avoid the uncontrolled proliferation and the growth of pathogen bacteria. The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek pro-bios, which means pro-life.

Unfortunately, with time, these microorganisms tend to become weaker and diminish. This happens because of a poorly balanced diet that’s rich in refined foods, or it can be due to other factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, and antibiotics. That is why it is necessary to reintegrate these bacteria, beneficial to our organism, by consuming food that has plenty of them.

Fermented foods and beverages are generally known for their beneficial properties. The fermentation process has existed since life on earth first began; it is the same process that our ecosystem uses to transform complex organic matter into single molecules. To understand how useful fermented food and beverages like Kombucha, Kefir, Miso noodles, and kimchi are to our organism, we just need to think of the millions of microorganisms that do the arduous job of digesting. They break the complex chemical bonds between molecules, transform the simple bonds, and free vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Many of these foods are rich in bacteria, which help the digestive process.

Which Foods Are Rich in Probiotics?

Consuming foods rich in probiotics on an empty stomach helps the organism to function better and faster. Let’s see some of these foods.

Have you ever heard of Kombucha tea? It’s a fizzy drink obtained from the fermentation of sugary tea and has its origins in ancient China, where it was called “immortal health elixir” for its incredible beneficial properties.

Another food of the traditional Asian cuisine is Korean kimchi, which is fermented cabbage with spices and salt. Besides being a food rich in vitamin C and K, kimchi is a really good bacteria bomb for the intestine, and different studies show that eating kimchi helps prevent many illnesses and the risk of obesity.

Miso noodles are another kind of food found in Asian cuisine. Miso is obtained from a long fermentation of beans and yellow soy in water and sea salt. Its richness of live bacteria (lactobacilli, like those of yogurt) enriches the bacterial flora, stimulating digestion, reinforcing the intestine, and improving the defensive capabilities of the organism against the causes of intestinal disorders.

Another beverage that gives benefits to the intestine’s health is Kefir, fermented milk similar to yogurt but much richer in lactic ferments and probiotics. Originally from the Caucasus and used even today in Russia, Kefir is prepared in a traditional way using fresh milk and Kefir granules. The latter is formed by a polysaccharide called kefiran, which hosts colonies of bacteria and yeast.

Regularly consuming Kefir ensures the intestine and digestive system function well, as it helps reinforce the immune defenses by stimulating the production of antibodies, rebalancing the intestinal flora, eliminating the bad cholesterol from the blood, improving the mood, and keeping us young for longer.

It is important to consume food rich in beneficial bacteria daily, but many of the foods mentioned can be difficult to find. Therefore, they are not easy to consume regularly. To obtain real benefits, you must be persistent in eating food rich in probiotics, and what better way to consume them regularly than keeping some ice cream in the freezer? 

That is why Bifidice exists, the correct dose of bifidobacteria right at your fingertips. The Bifidice method is based on the different sensitivities of the microorganisms to the digestive enzymes inside the human gastrointestinal tract. The innovation of this technology is in the combination of a specific growth stage of the probiotic with the freezing temperatures to which they are subjected. This is why simple ice cream has become the perfect ally for your intestine!

When Is It Necessary to Consume Probiotics?

It is always necessary to include the right dose of beneficial bacteria in your diet, as a probiotic diet is at the base of a healthy and balanced life. That said, naturally, there are periods in which integrating probiotics into your diet is even more important. Our body always lets us know when it lacks something - for example, when we have poor bacterial flora, we suffer intestinal disorders, such as diarrhea or constipation, swelling, bad digestion, and irritable bowels. Especially after an antibiotic treatment, our organism is poor in beneficial bacteria: the term “antibiotic” does come from the Greek bíōsis, meaning “life form,” with the prefix “anti” meaning against. By taking antibiotics, we destroy not only bad bacteria but also the good ones inside our organism. This is why, after an antibiotic treatment, we feel weakened, and we suffer intestinal disorders.

There are many warning signs that tell us something is wrong inside our organism: we need a good dose of probiotics! Unfortunately, consuming yogurt and other fermented foods is not enough to assure optimal results.

Bifidice Uses the Branch Bifidobacterium Bifidum No. 1.

Bifidobacterium Bifidum No. 1 is one of the types of bacteria that have colonized our microbiota since the first days of our lives, and it is very important for harmonious development and wellness.

With age and negative factors piling up, the number of bifidobacteria goes down, and it is difficult to reintegrate.

For good efficacy, pro-life bacteria must be assumed on an empty stomach, for a minimum of 4 weeks and in sufficient quantity. That is why Bifidice is ideal, delicious, and easy to consume for an extended period of time: Bifidice uses unique technology, integrating beneficial intestinal bacteria into high-quality Italian ice cream! Who would have ever thought that eating delicious ice cream would have been this good for your health?

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*Disclaimer
The information reported represents general guidelines and does not replace, in any way, a medical opinion. In order to ensure a healthy and balanced diet, it is always good to rely on the advice of your doctor or a nutrition expert.

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