An oxymoron is a figure of speech containing words that seem to contradict each other. Sometimes they're used to add a dramatic flavor to the text, while other times they're used to make the reader stop, think, and wonder.
An honest thief. A beautiful nightmare. An exact estimate. A working vacation. Good bacteria.
Now, hold on a sec… Does good bacteria count?
When we think of the word “bacteria”, we often attach a negative meaning to it. Bacteria is responsible for the sicknesses and diseases you get. Bacteria causes infection and spreads it throughout your body. Bacteria, a pesky microorganism capable of taking down your immune system in a matter of days!
Oh, bacteria—ALWAYS the culprit, right? WRONG!
What’s interesting is that there’s actually such a thing as good bacteria! We usually think of bacteria as germs that cause diseases. But the fact is, your body is full of bacteria that actually play an important role in human survival!
Guess what? There are even MORE bacteria that serve a useful purpose for your body as compared to those that are harmful!
So you can take “good bacteria” off the oxymoron list.
The Gut: Bacteria’s Home Base
Good bacteria supports many forms of life, both plant and animal, and they are used in industrial and medicinal processes. Most of these bacteria in your body reside in your GUT, more of which are quite harmless. Hence, having the right gut bacteria is ESSENTIAL to your body’s health and functions.
This is why it is CRUCIAL to always keep your gut health in check! If you don’t, the bacteria levels in your gut may spiral out of control, leading to bacterial overgrowth, infection, and numerous diseases—including obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer’s, and even anxiety and depression.
A dysfunctional gut puts the rest of the body at RISK!
Wanna protect your gut? GO PRO!
While we take antibiotics to fight off the bad bacteria that threatens to sabotage our bodily systems, we can likewise take PROBIOTICS to promote the growth of good bacteria that will help our bodies function more optimally!
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that yield good health benefits when consumed, especially for your digestive system. Probiotics are often referred to as "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help you maintain a healthy gut!
Taking probiotics will help you restore the yeast and flora balance in your body, ensure that your gut is functioning optimally, and improve your overall immune response to harmful bacteria and pathogens.
Here’s the best part: they can be easily found in common fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, miso, pickles, and some cheeses, or simply taken as a dietary supplement that will work to colonize your gut with health-boosting microorganisms.
Do your gut a favor and GO PRO today!
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