You’ve probably heard the word “probiotics” tossed around in conversation and may have even seen the word on food labels. Today I wanted to address what probiotics are and why they are helpful for our bodies.
My source for more information about probiotics is WebMd (one of my favorite health sites). WebMd states this:
Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health. They are available in supplements and foods. The idea of taking live bacteria or yeast may seem strange at first. After all, we take antibiotics to fight bacteria. But our bodies naturally teem with such organisms.
The digestive system is home to more than 500 different types of bacteria. They help keep the intestines healthy and assist in digesting food. They are also believed to help the immune system.
How Do Probiotics Work?
Researchers believe that some digestive disorders happen when the balance of friendly bacteria in the intestines becomes disturbed. This can happen after an infection or after taking antibiotics. Intestinal problems can also arise when the lining of the intestines is damaged. Taking probiotics may help.
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KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks
There are so many different products on the market today that offer probiotics for your health. You can find probiotics in yogurts and even drinks. I recently got the chance to try the sparkling probiotic drinks from KeVita (found at my local Sprouts Market). While these drinks are not the most delicious things in the world (like that Root Beer I’ve been craving), they certainly get the job done.
KeVita is a refreshing, low calorie, probiotic drink made with four strains of live probiotics making it unlike any other drink on store shelves. KeVita® Sparkling Probiotic Drink, recently named one of the 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands by Forbes, offers vitality in every sip. At the heart of KeVita is its proprietary culture with four strains of live probiotics handcrafted in its own facility in Southern California.
Known for its light and refreshing taste, KeVita is certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, dairy free, gluten free and vegan. KeVita is available in the refrigerated cold case at local co-ops, natural foods stores and select grocers nationwide including Safeway, Vons, Kroger, Ralphs, Sprouts, Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Giant Eagle and Wegmans.
KeVita currently offers 12 palate-pleasing flavors:
· Blueberry Cherry – NEW
· Tangerine – NEW
· Hibiscus Berry Daily Cleanse – NEW
· Strawberry Acai Coconut
· Mango Coconut
· Pomegranate Coconut
· Mojita Lime Mint Coconut
· Daily Cleanse Lemon Cayenne
· Living Greens
· Lemon Ginger
My favorite flavor, so far, is the Pomegranate Coconut. I really love that I can taste the coconut in every sip and like that there is just a hint of sweetness. Like I mentioned above, though, I wish there was more sweetness in each sip (like a soda). It’s hard for me to wrap my head around a sparkling beverage with little sweetness – probably because of the pregnancy soda cravings. My husband, on the hand, has no problem pounding a bottle of KeVita.
Have you tried KeVita? I’d love to hear about your favorite flavor! Leave a comment below.