Many children prefer a meal consisting of fried chicken nuggets with a side of fries over a healthy, home-cooked dish. Sadly, our favorite fast food items are loaded with fat and carbohydrates and have little to no fiber.
Kids, much like adults, need to eat food rich in fiber for good stomach health. Another thing our digestive system needs are good bacteria or probiotics.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. A human digestive tract has about 100 trillion healthy bacteria. Good stomach bacteria aid in digestion and help the body defend itself against illnesses.
Every person needs a balance of good bacteria in the body. However, this balance is easily upset by a number of factors such as a poor diet, stress, or by taking antibiotics and other medication.
Probiotics are naturally found in yogurt, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and some fermented products, among many others. Aside from including these food items in a child’s diet, parents can also introduce probiotics through dietary supplements.
Erceflora ProbiBears is a tummy supplement in a chewable bear form that boasts the combined 2-in-1 PROBIO-BOOSTER of not just Lactobacillus acidophilus, but also Bifidobacterium lactis—good bacteria that help prevent gut problems such as diarrhea, upset stomach, and other digestive illnesses.
Lactobacillus is good bacteria that are present in a lot of food. A study shows that Lactobacillus is an effective treatment against infant colic and even helps improve immunity. Bifidobacterium, on the other hand, eases digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence.
Erceflora ProbiBears is available at select Mercury Drug and South Star Drug branches for P540 (SRP) per box of 20s.
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