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Brookhaven Retreat Blog - For inspiration, growth & a fresh perspective.

A Girl and Her Father

A Girl and Her Father

Soup au Pistou

Soup au Pistou

Contemplation

Sore Throat Solutions

Can You Give Us A Twirl?

Broccolini Flounder Bake

The Reality of Sexual Assault

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

How to Stock Your Pantry: The Essentials

How to Stock Your Pantry: The Essentials

National Pomegranate Month

National Pomegranate Month

More Than Cute

Mental Health Wellness Week

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Addicted to Food

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

Essential Kitchen Equipment: Back to the Basics

Adele and the Reality of Growing Older

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

What Is Self Care?

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Helping One Another

Helping One Another

Mental Illness Awareness

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Unconditional Worth

Unconditional Worth

Empowering or Disheartening?

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Coping with Anger

Art in the News

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Alone Time

Chicken with Artichoke-Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

The Arms of Irony

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

The Necessity of Silence

The Necessity of Silence

Recovery

Recovery

Service with Style

Vietnamese Grilled Steak with Portobellos and Mint-Cilantro Mojo

Family Illness And The Dog

The Social Media Phenomenon

Top 10 Vegetarian Proteins

Know Who You Are

The Body and Soul - 5 Ways to Relax

Dr. Wayne Dyer Lives On

Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp, Tarragon, and Arugula

Music—It’s More Than Noise

Gluten-Free Not Just for Celiac

What is Good Bacteria?

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00  by Emily S.

From modern food to daily medications, what we ingest can wreak havoc on our digestion. You may have heard the word “probiotic” before, but do you know what it means? Well probiotics are what we call “good” bacteria and they do wonders keeping our digestive system happy and healthy. In addition to the benefit probiotics have in keeping our digestive tract balanced, new research is showing possible benefits to our mental health as well. CBS news reported on a recent study that suggests probiotics could play a role in the way we process emotional information such as depression and anxiety. While more research is underway, start your journey to better holistic health by adding these five foods to your diet:

Kefir: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, much like yogurt, that you drink. It contains carbohydrates called prebiotics that feed the probiotics, allowing the good bacteria to flourish. Avoid ones with too much sugar, which may cause inflammation.

Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt that contains only milk and cultures possesses between 15 to 20 grams of protein. It is a probiotic that does wonders for your gut.

Artichokes: Another prebiotic, artichokes provide nutrients that help good bacteria grow. Other prebiotics include bananas, lentils and asparagus.

Kombucha: Something different, Kombucha is a fermented that offers a healthy fizz to replace sugary soda drinks. Kombucha’s slightly tart flavor is full of good bacteria and energy-boosting B vitamins.

Dark Chocolate: The sweetest treat on the list is dark chocolate. Thanks to recent research from Louisiana State University we now have proof that chocolate is good for us. Certain bacteria in the stomach actually break down dark chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds, benefiting our heart, stomach and boosting our mood. Be sure to look for chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa to get these rewards.

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