If you just can’t say “No” to all the holiday feasting that’s going on this season, don’t bother. Just go for it. Eat, drink, and be merry … just be sure to pack some extra probiotics and enzymes in your pocket. Having some extra acidophilus, bifidus, and full spectrum probiotic (these are all probiotics) and enzymes on board will ensure that you don’t suffer too many “Pepto Bismol” moments during the next few weeks.
Probiotics (this literally means “for life”) are the good bacteria that live in your gut. These “good bugs” do a lot for you, including:
- keeping your digestion going
- producing B-12 vitamins to keep you calm and happy during the holidays
- acting as a first line of defense against illness
Whenever you stress your body (like overeating at the buffet) or drink too much coffee or chlorinated water, you kill off the probiotics in your gut. Lack of probiotics means that your body won’t get the benefit of all those actions listed above. You’ll have indigestion, you won’t feel calm and collected, and you’re more likely to get sick. So yes, you definitely need to keep those probiotics healthy and lively in your gut. Taking extra probiotics during the holidays will keep the population of beneficial bacteria in your gut at healthy levels. You will feel healthier and more vibrant!
Enzymes are also key in keeping you healthy and happy during the holidays. Before you dive headlong into that holiday buffet, take the time to swallow 2 to 4 enzymes … then eat. The enzymes will ensure that all the extra food and rich desserts you eat will be properly digested, preventing digestive side effects like bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation.
One simple regimen to follow during the holidays is as follows:
- 2 to 4 acidophilus in the morning before breakfast
- 2 to 4 bifidus in the evening before bed
- 2 to 4 enzymes before each meal
- 2 to 4 full spectrum probiotic capsules in the evening when all else fails!
Most of all, enjoy the holidays … eat, drink, and be merry, and rest assured that the probiotics and enzymes will keep you merry and well!