Let’s talk about Gut Health!
When I decided to switch to a Ketogenic Lifestyle, I was hoping to reduce the inflammation in my body. I was on a mission to boost my immune system and reduce the symptoms of my autoimmune conditions.
Gut health is a big focus for me because I know how tied it is to my overall health. I started using Just Thrive probiotics and noticed a big difference in my gut’s overall happiness within days.
As you probably know our GI tract houses bacteria that contribute to more than just digestion. These beneficial bacteria help our bodies digest food and absorb nutrients, produce vitamins and vital nutrients, stimulate healthy immune function, destroy disease-causing microbes, promote healthy skin, and boost our mood and brainpower.
Pretty much everyone I know has some sort of GI issue. Environmental toxins, antibiotics, stress, and many other factors can decrease the amount of healthy bacteria in our bodies causing an imbalance.
This is where probiotics come in.
Probiotics are spores of good bacteria that occur naturally in foods or can be taken as a supplement to get your gut balanced. Foods like Yogurt, Kimchi, and Kombucha have natural occurring probiotics. But if you have a bacterial imbalance, a probiotic supplement is your best bet.
I’ve recently discovered the brand Just Thrive. Their probiotics have a better survivability than those found in yogurt and other brands. This means that the good bacteria will stay alive long enough to get all the way into your GI tract where it can do the most good. Their products are vegan and Keto friendly. And they have a 100% money back guarantee. Just Thrive probiotics contains a unique blend of four probiotic spores that have been strategically designed to give you the most health benefits.
Learn More about Thrive Probiotics, and use the code KETOINTHECITY for 10% off your entire purchase!
Also did you know you can use Just Thrive probiotics in recipes!? Their strains are SO strong that you can cook AND bake with them-- up to 455 degrees!! Here's a recipe for a Spicy Chocolate Fat Bomb with Probiotic Goodness Added in.
Spicy Chocolate Probiotic Fat Bombs
• 1 capsule of Just Thrive probiotic (opened up of course)
• 1/2 cup coconut butter
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1/4 cup butter or ghee
• 2 tbsp cacao powder
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 2 tbsp erythritol (optional)
• Pinch of salt
• Handful of slivered almonds or chopped nuts of your choice
1. In a small skillet, melt the coconut butter, coconut oil, and butter or ghee over low heat. Once melted, add the cacao powder, probiotic, vanilla, cayenne, cinnamon, erythritol (if using) and pinch of salt.
2. Pour the mixture into the ice cube trays or silicone molds. Add slivered almonds or chopped nuts of choice on top.
3. Freeze for 30 minutes, then unmold the bombs. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.