If you’re committed to healthy eating, you need to understand FOS
Fructooligosaccharides — or FOS, as it is more commonly known — is becoming more widely known in the world of health and nutrition for good reason.
Body Ecology’s EcoBloom FOS is 100-percent natural fructooligosaccharides that add fiber and sweetness to your diet, without feeding candida. EcoBloom encourages the growth of good bacteria in your intestines.
Fructooligosaccharides can be used for all of these purposes:
- Encourage the growth of good bacteria and yeast in your gut
- Increase your dietary fiber intake
- Improve your digestion
- Can help protect against disease
- Relieve constipation and irritable bowel
- Add body and flavor to baked goods and beverages
- Are a virtually calorie-free addition to your diet
So, what are fructooligosaccharides? Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are short and medium-chain sugar molecules that your body can’t digest.
FOS passes through your stomach and into your intestines where beneficial bacteria (also known as probiotics) and yeast feed on them. There, they help you digest food, cleanse your system, and enhance your immunity.
FOS are the prebiotics that feed the probiotics in your intestines to keep you healthy and strong.
In other words, FOS provides food to help healthy microbes (probiotics) thrive in your intestines. Yes, just like us, microbes need healthy food to thrive.
Where can I find fructooligosaccharides? 5 healthy options
Now that you know all the different ways your body can use fructooligosaccharides, where do you actually get them?
FOS are naturally present in these vegetables:
1. Chicory root
3. Jerusalem artichoke
Try cooking with these vegetables to add more fiber-rich FOS to your diet to feed your good bacteria. While you can also find FOS in foods like bananas, wheat, and barley, these foods can feed pathogenic yeast (candida).
Foods that feed candida and other pathogens are removed from your diet in the first three months of the Body Ecology program, until you have established a healthy inner ecosystem and have boosted your immunity. In Stage 1, your focus will be to conquer your fungal infection, establish a healthy inner ecosystem in your intestines, create energy to heal, and boost your immunity.
So, the sources of FOS you eat are important for your health.
For an even easier and more portable way to add fructooligosaccharides to your diet, Body Ecology’s EcoBloom won’t feed candida or pathogens.
EcoBloom: Here’s where to find healthy FOS to-go
EcoBloom is made from FrutaFit, 100% natural powder chicory extract inulin fiber.
If you want a quick and easy way to feed healthy microbes and boost your energy, just add this slightly sweet and nutty white powder to everything from fermented foods and drinks to salad dressings.
Try adding it to your favorite hot tea — it’ll thicken it slightly. Or, add a scoop to any homemade food like cultured vegetables or milk or young coconut kefir. EcoBloom is a great addition to your kitchen because it’s so delicious, healthy, and versatile.
This prebiotic may be for you if you want to help:
- Balance the good bacteria and yeast in the gut
- Cleanse the body
- Eliminate digestive distress
- Extract more nutrients from food
- Reduce constipation
- Regulate blood sugar
- Support immunity
Using EcoBloom is the one of the easiest ways to feed the probiotics in your gut, and it can be your “go-to” when you want to enhance your food and your health.
The Right FOS reinforces a robust inner ecology
If improving your health is important to you, then building your inner ecosystem is the best place to start. In fact, establishing an inner ecosystem in your abdominal “hara” center is like building the foundation for your house. When you have the right balance of good microbes (healthy bacteria and yeast), you’ll receive the support to help keep the bad guys (like candida) at bay, digest your foods, feel balanced and happier, and live a longer and healthier life.
Many foods out there are “healthy,” but even so-called healthy foods can harm your health if you’re battling an overgrowth of bad bacteria and yeast. Perfect examples are carrots, beets, wheat grass, or brown rice; all contain too much sugar.
Following the Body Ecology program is your best defense against pathogenic yeast, bacteria, and viruses. Each of the foods on the program has been fully researched and tested over decades and may help create a thriving inner ecosystem.
FOS is a great way to encourage the growth of healthy microbes. Selecting the right type of FOS goes a long way to building the kind of balance that will keep your immunity strong.
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