This first post in the series “Rock Stars of Healthy Skin” where I’ll share some really rockin’ food for gorgeous skin.
As a kid growing up in the 80’s, I was a bit confused by Bon Jovi. He looked like a heavy metal rocker, but his music didn’t sound like “noisy monster voices”, as my little guys likes to put it. No, his music had a harmonious and classic melody that was impossible to resist. Bon Jovi is one glamorous rock star.
Probiotics are very similar to Bon Jovi. At first glance, eating anything that has billions of strains of bacteria sounds scary, and maybe a little dangerous, but like Bon Jovi, probiotics are rock stars that will help to keep your body in perfect harmony.
Probiotics are a group of friendly bacteria that are naturally found in our intestines are help to improve digestion, fight infections and slow down the aging process. Now if that’s not glamorous, I don’t know what is.
Have you ever heard that milk can cause acne? Well, it’s partly true. Food intolerance’s, like lactose intolerance, can manifest itself as acne, eczema or other skin irritations. Probiotics, by aiding in the digestion of food, help to eliminate food intolerance’s and their symptoms.
Although a healthy body must also have unfriendly bacteria to stay healthy (I know that sounds odd, but it’s true), probiotics keep bad bacteria in check by lowering the pH of your intestines and overwhelming them when they start to multiply more than they should (btw, 70% of your immune system is found in your intestines). By strengthening your immune system, probiotics help to fight skin infections such as athletes foot and acne.
Slows down aging
Want that healthy inner glow? Probiotics are it! They are awesome at stimulating healthy cell functions, improve the skin’s ability to hold moisture (both of which weaken with age), and reduce inflammation,which is the number one cause of skin damage!
Where to find probiotics
Kefir– a yogurt like drink. Super yummy and my favorite probiotic food.
Yogurt- the most well known source of probiotics. Although all yogurts contain probiotics, choose the unflavored ones because too much sugar is not good for digestion.
Kombucha- a lesser known naturally fermented tea that is often found with additional healthy skin ingredients such as cranberry, ginger and spirulina.
Powder– can be added to milk, juice, or any other cold food.
Pills– can be refrigerated or unrefrigerated. Should be taken on an empty stomach.
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Never thought that bacteria could be so yummy, did ya? So go ahead and buy yourself some healthy probiotics and get your glamor rock on with Bon Jovi too!