The term bacteria might bring to mind unhealthy things. But there are lots of”stay healthy bacteria” on the market, in foods that you need to eat everyday. The amount of Americans who have autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, eczema and lupus has skyrocketed in the past few years. Mayo Clinic research has shown easier ways to reduce your risk – get enough probiotic bacteria!
These good-for-you bugs in your intestines produce well over half of your immune cells thus upping your intake helps keep your immune system healthy. Ounce for ounce kefir, a fermented milk drink, comprises around ten times longer good-for-you germs than most yogurts, and it comprises 42 unique bacteria compared to two types in most yogurts. When these healthful bugs latch onto the lining of the digestive tract they fuel the development of healthy immune cells that easily attack invaders without damaging your body tissues.
Kefir tastes much like yogurt, just more in liquid form. Mix it with fruit on your Nutri-Bullet to produce a very healthy drink! You can further increase your defense with a banana every day! They’re one of nature’s richest sources of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a natural chemical that help the probiotics on your system grow and flourish. It’s been demonstrated that the more FOS you’ve got on your diet the easier it’s to your digestive tract to maintain its probiotic amounts in good balance, and it’s simpler for the bugs to make a flood of healthy immune cells.
Two important vitamins, which is taken in pill form, are zinc and Vitamin D. It’s been shown that both of these supplements can reduce your risk of autoimmune disease up to 45 percent, by coaxing your immune system cells to attack germs rather than your body. Another nutritious food to your immune system are unpasteurized fermented vegetables – such as brined pickles and olives, sauerkraut, Korean kimchee and miso. Aim to consume 1/2 cup of whatever you prefer daily and you’ll raise your defenses against autoimmune disease in as little as five weeks.
Fermented vegetables produce a great deal of Lactobacillus plantarum – a hard to find probiotic that heals the digestive tract lining, encouraging it to create only healthy immune cells. Ensure that you are eating unpasteurized fermented vegetables because heat destroys delicate probiotics. There’s an OTC probiotic called Saccharomyces boulardii that triggers the enzymes on your digestive tract and stops those that increase your risk of autoimmune disease.
The best way to get sufficient is using a supplement you can find in health food shops and whole foods stores. Check with your doctor before taking this, particularly if you’re on other medication. And my favorite, affirmation that four to seven drinks per week of your favourite alcoholic beverage can decrease your risk of rheumatoid arthritis over 50 percent according to a new Swedish study. The drink may be wine, beer or spirits. Just remember four to seven per week, not daily!