People hacking… sneezing… sniffling… aching… drooping
So what’s a #FitBodyFatLife rockstar, like you, to do?
These Friendly Fighters have been shown to boost and support the immune system. Be on the look out for two specific strains (there are several): Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactic (BB-12®) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus.
So, now that we know there are Friendly Fighters kicking ass against enemy invaders, how do you pick out a solid Friendly Fighter product? Ask yourself these questions:
While there are lots of great products on the market (and some not so good ones)… this is one of my favorite options from my exclusive product partner. You can get your own convenient box that travels well and sits on the shelf waiting to be consumed. Want to check out a fun and informative little video about the good guys, our guts Friendly Fighters, take a look!
Now that you’ve got a colony of Friendly Fighters camping out in your gut (I promise it’s a good thing), it’s time to grow more by feeding them. They are huge fans of something called prebiotics. There’s one key ingredient to keep in mind – “it must be able to withstand the harsh environment of the stomach.” Which means prebiotics are going in to battle long before they reach Friendly Fighter camp.
A prebiotic ally, inulin, swoops in to save the day! Inulin is a type of soluble fiber that behaves as a prebiotic effect. So, eat up! Specifically… bananas, garlic, jicama, onions, and yams. A bonus side effect of this incredible ally, inulin, is that in addition to the digestive benefits, it “significantly increases calcium absorption and enhances bone mineralization” in young adolescents. [American Journal of Clinical Nutrition]
Seriously! It’s not worth it. And, I would wager, we all know this one. Here are some ideas that might help: