We often associate the term "bacteria" with something hazardous that might cause illnesses and disorders. That is not always the case, however. There are millions upon trillions of bacteria in our bodies, the most of which are beneficial. The word "microbiome" was coined to describe the microscopic living organisms that can be found all around us but are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
According to studies, these bacteria perform a wide range of functions that influence human bodies in many ways. When our gut health is poor, the microbiomes within it produce gas and chemicals, which lead to intestinal discomfort. When it is healthy, however, it performs its duties effectively by preserving homeostasis and preventing (or stimulating) inflammation.
Did you know that Purely is beneficial to your digestive system? Yes! The apple cider vinegar we infuse with has a lot of health benefits in addition to smelling great and containing naturally occurring prebiotics.
There are many ways to improve your gut microbiome, including:
- Lessening high-sugar foods
- Exercising regularly
- Staying hydrated
- Eating whole grains and plant-based diets
- Taking foods/drinks that have prebiotic and probiotic (Purely)
We must sleep well, exercise often, stay hydrated, eat well, and drink/consume our prebiotics to help encourage the growth of healthy microorganisms inside our gut. To increase your microbiome, simply add Purely to your seltzer, smoothie, or salad.
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