Recent Japanese Health Trend, “腸活”
Have you heard of "腸活" or Intestinal health management in Japanese?
It aims to restore natural intestinal function through diet and lifestyle changes.
It improves digestive health, prevents colorectal cancer, allergies, and other diseases by enhancing the state of the intestinal microbiota.
However, many people may be interested in 腸活 but do not know where to start.
One simple method is to consume foods that contain probiotics as part of your daily diet.
Here're 3 products that contain probiotics you want to incorporate into your daily life!
Kimchi is a fermented food that contains plant-based probiotics.
These probiotics are more resilient than animal-based probiotics found in yogurt, and they can reach the gut alive.
When probiotics reach the gut, they can suppress the growth of harmful bacteria and activate beneficial bacteria, which helps to balance the gut microbiome and relieve symptoms such as diarrhea and constipation.
In addition, probiotics found in kimchi are said to especially enhance the immune system.
17 Years Original Recipe Chinese Cabbage Kimchi
Amazake is a fermented drink made from rice koji that is rich in oligosaccharides, dietary fiber, and butyric acid. Butyric acid serves as a source of energy for colon cells, repairs the intestinal mucosa, and inhibits harmful bacteria growth while promoting peristalsis and preventing constipation.
It is believed to have immunomodulatory effects and can increase beneficial lactobacilli in the gut, improving gut health and potentially preventing conditions such as asthma and atopic dermatitis.
It's a easy 腸活 collection that can provide sufficient benefits even with just one teaspoonful three times a day!
16 Grains Amazake
This is a completely plant-based probiotic that does not contain any milk components.
It has been successfully extracted from the flowers of lilac plants growing in Hokkaido, Japan.
After trial and error, a technology was developed to encapsulate okara (soybean pulp) and fuse it with lilac probiotics, resulting in a probiotic supplement that is not yet widely available in Japan.
What makes lilac probiotics special?
Unlike common probiotics, which often die in gastric juice or bile, the seeds of the lilac probiotics are encapsulated in okara, which helps to protect them from degradation.
As a result, most of the bacteria can reach the end of the intestine alive, and they also serve as food for other beneficial bacteria.
Hokkaido Floral Probiotics