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3 Ways Probiotics Benefit Children

March 13, 2018

Probiotics for Children

Probiotics are live micro-organisms found in certain yeasts. They are known as the "good" bacteria and are believed to be good for overall health and specifically the digestive system.

Here are 3 reasons why as a parent, you should know probiotics, love them, and start adding them to your children's diet:

1. A Boost to the Immune Health

80% of our immune system resides in our gut, which means that the types of bacteria living in the intestines are mainly responsible for your child’s overall health.

Hence, it is a no-brainer that we want our intestines to have mainly good bacteria to fight any harmful virus or bacteria, or at least a balance to maintain good and rosy intestinal health.

By giving your child probiotics, you are effectively sending positive reinforcements to their gut health to strengthen their immune system.

Probiotics also helps to digest food and produce certain nutrients that your child needs for his/ her growth and development too!


2. A Key to Intestinal Comfort

It is important to keep a balance of "good" bacteria and "bad" bacteria in the gut for good digestive health.

Children who take additional probiotics tend to have lesser acid reflux, colic, and experience less gas.

Probiotics can also help to treat irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, infectious diarrhea caused by virus or parasites, or antibiotic related diarrhea.

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3. Influence Children's Appetite

Though not scientifically-proven, an imbalance of microbes in a child’s gut can contribute to extreme picky eating.

Some parents have seen better appetite in their children after introducing probiotic in the little ones' diet.

Processed food and fast food in general destroys healthy microflora, and feed bad bacteria and yeast.

Having a daily dose of probiotics creates a barrier between the unhealthy food and the internal tissues reducing the probability of illnesses arising from harmful micro-organisms found in food.

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With the myriad of benefits that probiotics have on intestinal health, it is time to start adding probiotics into your kids' diet.

Incorporate food which are rich in probiotics in their diet such as saukeraut, kimchi, pickles, kombucha, yoghurt, soft cheeses, miso soup, or kefir.

Alternatively, if you find that your child is resistant to these food, probiotic gummies never goes wrong

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