I'm twelve years into raising babies, and I've learned much about how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the years I've seen how lack of sleep, unhealthy foods and a general "on the go" lifestyle can take its toll. While digestive health is important for everyone, for some reason digestive "troubles" only plague me and the girls.
One morning at school, I was talking with another mother of girls. We were so tactfully discussing our household "tummy troubles," and I was sharing our latest and greatest digestive health issue. Specifically, I shared how running all over and not eating well can make my stomach very upset.
As parents it's comical how we can share bathroom stories like we're talking about the weather. It reminds me of how dog owners discuss dog poop. My grandmother used to do that, it drove my mother nuts.
"Jani, the dog pooped three times today..."
I can still see my mother rolling her eyes.
Anyhow, this mother told me about probiotics and swore to me they made a HUGE difference for her. I'll admit I loosely tried them, meaning I bought them and took them every so often. I'm not the best with remembering anything other than what is absolutely necessary.
But a few months ago, after my youngest daughter kicked a rotovirus that wrecked havoc on her stomach's "healthy bacteria," probiotics for children became necessary.
To put it lightly, my toddler's digestive system was a hot mess. It was nearly impossible to take her anywhere, and I finally saw a specialist. He explained about healthy bacteria and how imperative it is for digestive health. Everything he said reminded me of my conversation with that mother outside the school. He told me the best thing for my daughter was probiotics for kids; in supplement form and in yogurts.
We started my daughter on kids probiotics, and I'm completely sold on how wonderful they are for your digestive health. I've seen it firsthand.
Since seeing how much healthier my daughter is, I tried probiotics as well. While I don't eat the best (I doubt I'll ever kick my sugar habit) keeping active with running helps me tremendously. My kids have found the same. The more active everyone is, the better we feel and the healthier our digestive tracts seem to be. For myself, I add in probiotics, such as Probiotic Pearls, and I don't have to worry about upset stomachs nearly as much as I used to.
Probiotic Pearls, like probiotic yogurt, offer probiotics to help support digestive health; however, Probiotic Pearls don’t require refrigeration and are convenient for on-the-go use. Take them in the morning and you're good to go. Easy as pie.
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