Probiotics is one f the latest trending superfoods- health-friendly bacteria that promote both physical and mental well being and are easy life-enhancing supplements to weave into today's multi-tasking lifestyle.
Did you know that reduced inflammation and better digestion, protection from cold and flu, improved digestion and immunity, and freedom from skin allergies and relief from conditions like Psoriasis are all attributed to Probiotics.
In our own tradition, pickles, buttermilk, and other forms of fermented foods are perfect examples of pro-biotics. Central Asia and the East have their own versions of probiotic foods, like Kefir, Miso, Kimchi and Kombucha.
Apple cider vinegar, a great pro-biotic has been getting a lot of mainstream press as a powerful probiotic that is great for weight loss, diabetes and even controlling blood pressure. Drink a small amount of it diluted with water every morning on waking, or use it as a salad dressing, this is a miracle ingredient that can be easily put to the test.
Yogurt, curd and its derivatives like buttermilk have been used for centuries to aid digestion and heal the gut. In many traditional families, no heavy meal is served without buttermilk to wash it down.
Kvass is another beverage made from fermented vegetables that are drunk in eastern Europe. Soft cheeses like goat cheese that is unpasteurized are particularly high in probiotics and used very much in middle eastern cuisine, possibly to aid in the digestion of the varied meats.
The easiest and most common probiotic is the humble banana which every traditional family elder had always made sure their family eats, throughout their life. It is also known as the common man's source of perfect nutrition.
Yogurt for the face is a trend that has been the latest entrant in the market after creams and gels. Softer and more easily and deeply absorbed than butter, the hydration from yogurts lasts longer.
From Cosmetofood's bouquet of hydrating cleansers comes the latest anti-wrinkle cleanser for skin, Re-Hydrating Probiotic Yogurt Cleanser.
With an immediate lifting effect, this cleanser for dry skin restructures the surface and provides a long stay hydrating effect.