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The Dynamic Duo for Better Gut Health

The Dynamic Duo for Better Gut Health

Yes, prebiotics, that promote good bacteria, and probiotics, that are good bacteria, work together synergistically; in other words, probiotics eat prebiotics. By adding health promoting functional foods, such as foods containing the dynamic duo into your diet, you can create a healthier you!

It’s recommended to include more prebiotics by eating foods with fiber, like bananas, soybeans, artichokes, raw chicory root, asparagus, leeks, garlic, and whole wheat foods. Introduce probiotics with fermented dairy foods like

The Right Protein

The Right Protein

Findings from the Nurse Health Study II revealed that women who consumed high amounts of animal protein were more likely to experience ovulatory infertility than women who consumed lower amounts of animal proteins. Researchers found that adding one serving of beans, peas, nuts/peanuts, tofu, or soybeans may actually protect against ovulatory infertility. So, the advice is to focus on a diet that includes more plant-based proteins – of course you can continue to eat meat, just be careful of the portion size.

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Feed Your Gums

Feed Your Gums

Want to have healthy gums, which means healthy teeth? Make sure to include Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 in your diet. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, and Vitamin K is needed to direct that calcium to the proper location, YOUR BONES!

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Julienning the Veggies

Julienning the Veggies

If you haven’t done this – check it out! Finding fun and new ways to serve vegetables just got easier – with julienning. A colorful and easier way to get the two and a half cups of veggies your family needs every day.

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