*

Make an Appointment

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
February 28, 2018

By Sara Abdelghany, Clinical Dietitian at HealthBay Well Woman and Child Centre 

Probiotics are the live GOOD bacteria that live in our stomach and are essential for the proper functioning of our digestive system. When our digestive system works properly we will digest, absorb, and metabolize food as needed. When the good bacteria in our gut (probiotic) are not found in the right balance, this system gets disrupted leading to indigestion, abdominal discomfort, weight gain or inability to lose weight.

How can I get enough probiotics?

Probiotics are naturally found in our bodies, but we can find them also in supplements and in some foods that require bacterial fermentation.

  • Yogurt is one of the most important sources of probiotic, but unfortunately, the pasteurization process of yogurt kills all the good and the bad bacteria including the pro-biotics. Try to choose Greek and organic yogurt or yogurt that is fortified with probiotics.
  • Soft and fermented cheeses like gouda and parmesan are also contained probiotics
  • Pickles are also another source of probiotics. Choose pickles that are brined in sea salt and water instead of vinegar as vinegar will not allow the good bacteria to grow.
  • Soybeans fermented in brown rice produce miso paste (a popular seasoning in Asian cuisine) is also another source of probiotics.

Make an appointment with Sara and find out more about probiotics and healthy nutrition, please call 800 HBPC (4272). 

Related Posts

February 28, 2018
Should I clean my or my child’s ears at home?

By Dr. Annelyse Ballin, Otolaryngologist Specialist (E.N.T.), HealthBay Al Wasl With a decade working as an E.N.T., s ..

READ MORE
February 28, 2018
Why is skin to skin contact important?

Our Head Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Dru Campbell discusses the benefits of skin to skin contact.   ..

READ MORE
February 28, 2018
Perfect wrinkle reduction treatments

By Dermatology specialists at HealthBay, Al Wasl Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process that for many of us, ..

READ MORE
February 28, 2018
Keeping your body & health in shape

By Lama Al Khuja, Clinical Dietitian, HealthBay Al Wasl  Eating properly is an important part of keeping yo ..

READ MORE
February 28, 2018
When things don’t go as planned

By Jeannine Deitos, Clinical Psychologist at Holistic Centre, HealthBay  Since we were born, people around ..

READ MORE
August 29, 2018
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

By John Baker, Physiotherapist at HealthBay Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy Centre    Setting the scene… ..

READ MORE
September 9, 2018
Teeth-grinding

By Dr. Lana Habash, Paediatric Dentist, HealthBay Dental Clinic    Do your children grind their teeth at ..

READ MORE