A hundred years ago, most of the food we ate was unprocessed and locally grown. But over the years, we have industrialised, pasteurised, sanitised and processed our food supply, stripping our food of its natural goodness. This change has had a dramatic effect on our bodies especially our gastro intestinal tract which is home to both GOOD and BAD bacteria which are constantly at work. In fact, approximately 10% of a person’s body weight is bacteria.
The GOOD bacteria, probiotics, play an essential role in our digestive, metabolic and immune functions. They produce enzymes that break down food, regulate vitamin and nutrient uptake, and convert sugars into essential nutrients. GOOD bacteria are also the first line of defence for our immune system, blocking toxins, breaking down allergy causing proteins, and crowding out harmful bacteria
70 to 80 percent of our immune system resides in our gut!
When you have enough of the good bacteria working hard, your digestive, metabolic and immune functions are optimized, and your body works to keep you healthy from within, by digesting food, fighting infection, and keeping you with a bounce in your step. If you don’t supply your body with enough good bacteria, the bad bacteria may take over, and you may suffer from a broad range of issues such as diarrhoea, constipation, gas, inflammation, food allergies, fatigue and irritability.
It is no wonder we are taking more pills, being sold more vitamins, and running for ant acids after every rich meal, because we have processed the good stuff right out of our food. It is time we take care of ourselves and get healthier, not by treating our symptoms, but by adding back the friendly bacteria to our diets, in the form of PROBIOTICS, which can be found in cultured or fermented foods.
Although fermented food and drinks have been around for thousands of years, they have seen a recent grown in popularity, as a natural way to supplement the body with good bacteria, as opposed to packaged supplements.
Algarvian.Life hand crafts a variety PROBIOTIC FOODS, which are hand crafted with love and care. We hand craft a variety plant based cheeses and yogurt, slowly fermented with live cultures LACTOBACILUS KEFIRI,
Our Love Kombucha is made with Love, hand crafted with mountain spring water, and naturally flavoured with fruits and spices.
The health benefits of Kombucha has been known about for thousands of years, and this probiotic health elixir makes a great replacement for toxic soft drinks, whilst delivering a dose of PROBIOTICS to your gut.
Live your best life with Algarvian.Life probiotic foods. x