Low Carb “Vegetables”: Educated Vegan

yes its possible to have close to zero carb crackers!

Find your Low Carb “Vegetables”

Thus article will benefit you if…

  • you are wanting to reduce meat consumption, or
  • an ethical or transient vegan looking for a well rounded diet plan, or
  • one looking to cut carbs or fat, or
  • wanting to get more protein,

feel free to reference my comparison of several grains, legumes, seeds and nuts based on their carb protein and fat content and ratios.

Note: values are taken and grouped based on how food is typically consumed: cooked vs dry raw. Foods normally eaten dry have concentrated nutrition and are best eaten in much smaller amounts.

However, it may help to know that soaked seeds expand 2-3 times their dry volume, depending on the amount of soaking liquid, age of seed and time soaking. Cooking expands foods somewhat less.

In other words soaked uncooked foods have 2-3 times fewer calories than dry per volume. Same applies to protein carb and fat quantity per volume. Ex: If chia seeds expand 3 times their dry volume in water, then all their nutrients will be decreased 3 times per given volume.

grains and legumes

protein:carb

(carbs except for fiber, which doesnt contribute to calories from carbs. Some foods like flax seed may at first seem much higher in carbs until you see that their exceptionally high fiber content makes them exceptionally low carb vegetables ;))

cooked soybeans  4:1
cooked lentils  1:>1
other cooked beans  1:>2
cooked quinoa/amaranth  1:>4
buckwheat  1:>5
cooked brown rice  1:8
cooked white rice  1:10

A note on soybean consumption. soy has well documented hormone effects. Their consumption has to be limited for that reason. Also soybeans are difficult to digest even after soaking and sprouting, unless they are also fermented. “Bean curd” or tofu is not a fermented product. Neither is soymilk, nor is soy souce fermented. Some common fermented soy foods are miso and tamari sauce. Both are consumed in small amounts as flavor enhancers to main dishes.

Also consider the actual amount of protein. thats important to make sure your calorie needs are met but not exceeded!
as a comparison chicken offers no carbs with 38g protein per cup.

cooked grains and legumes per cup:

cooked lentils and beans(legumes) 15-18g
quinoa 8g
buckwheat 6g
brown rice 5g
white rice 4g

legumes have the highest protein carb ratio while also having the highest amount of protein per cup.

Legumes are also highest in calories of this group.

Rice, both brown and white, has considerably lowest protein carb ratio as well as having the least amount of protein per cup.

Of all grains here, quinoa and amaranth offer highest protein and highest protein carb ratios, with buckwheat close runner up.

Grains have no more than 1:2 ratio of fat to protein while legumes offer no fat, with the exception of soybeans( 1:2 ).

protein:carb:fat

Quinoa 2:8:1
Buckwheat 1:5:0

nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds on the other hand, offer a good amount of protein but also a lot of fat. That makes nuts and seeds calorie dense foods. However both also offer some of the highest nutritional profiles. Add these in to your meal or snack. try not to give in to the temptation to just grab a bag and have at it. Also try nuts and seeds raw. It may take a little getting used to, but worth it since vegetable oil is easily denatured with heat processing with unfavorable biproducts for your body such as trans fats and free radicals.

protein:carb:fat

walnuts 2:1:8
pistachio 6:5:13
flax seed 10:1:20
chia seed: 5:2:9
pumpkin seeds 1:2:1

protein in seeds and nuts per ounce: ( its best to eat no more than 1-2 oz ounces of any combination of dry nuts/seeds daily )

pistachios 6g
flax seed 6g
pumpkin seed 5g
chia 4.7g
walnuts 4.3g

Walnuts have the highest fat/protein ratio and lowest in actual protein content.

Flax seeds are the lowest low carb vegetable while pumpkin seeds are the highest!

Pumpkin seeds also have the lowest fat profile and calories of the bunch!

Pistachios and flax seeds have the highest actual protein content!

Fat definitely supplies the vast majority of calorie content in most nuts and seeds. However, as you can tell, ratio of protein to carb to fat varies greatly.

Note: As always read up on other nutrients that your body needs, allergic reactions and beneficial properties before you exclude a particular food. Did you know walnuts are great for tonifying your kidneys?

Next, learn about pros and cons of an alkalizing diet

http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/12284/how-much-do-dry-beans-expand-when-soaked

http://nutritiondata.self.com/

My Latest Research on Alternative Cancer Cures

Alternative Cancer Cure involves not only spicy food

I have done this research recently for a friend with rectal cancer. I drew this information from mercola.com,  life extension foundation website, Hippocrates Institute website, Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford(love this book), dr Axe’  articles and interviews, and newsletters from an old client of mine.

Alternative Cancer Cure involves not only spicy food… The most important thing one can ever do for yourself is positive focus.

One things thats not alternative but highly effective is proton therapy. Its offered at select hospitals in Loma Linda California, Houston, Texas and perhaps a few others in the country as well as several around the world.

A couple things that ahev been shown to  stop cancer development are laetrile, which last I checked you cannot buy within the US legally and MMS(http://www.mmstabs.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=74)(https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopJimHumble/)

1. supplements:

high potency curcumin and milk thistle (2 separate supplements (from LifeExtension), colloidal silver, dandelion root, Vitamin D( Vitamins D and K with Sea-Iodine™ 60 Capsules), blue green algae & beta carotene(two separate supplements that work synergistically), cordyceps mushroomsI( sold dry on amazon), krill oil,
dandelion root(Hortencia hasnt been taking this one yet but highly suggested!!)

2. drink:

wheatgrass juice(from homesprouted wheatberries) chew on this grass several times a day, essaic tea, juicing, kevita waters, grassfed bone broth( watch this http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/josh-axe-helping-mom-heal-breast-cancer-eat-dirt/)

3. included in salad daily:

fresh dandelion greens,plenty of microgreens from sprouted sunflower seeds and spouted chia seeds(grown in soil and only the green part is eaten), spirulina, fresh raw mushrooms, saurkraut, <a href=”http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/master-tonic-natural-flu-antiviral/”>master tonic</a>, raw turmeric root(grated), seaweeds, with lemon, raw apple cider vinegar or lime , a little honey and avacado as sauce base, no processed dressings

4. raw jabanero pepper and garlic in cooconut oil remedy( in place of butter if youre vegan)! Daily

5. Eat

Raw seeds and nuts in moderation included in salad (one handful daily max), all home cooked( sprouted amaranth, quinoa, lentils, use spices and little himalayan salt, no processed ingredients

6. Avoid processed condiments, all sugary things, including juice and too much sweet fruit

Trick To Make Soft Raw Mango Sorbet

Try this for a week. Eat raw mango sorbet for breakfast every day. You will most certainly achieve mood elevation.

Raw Mango Sorbet for Breakfast

Try this for a week. Eat raw mango sorbet for breakfast every day. You will most certainly achieve mood elevation.
Raw mango sorbet is asy to make. If ever in doubt, simply cut it up , first peel it, freeze it, take out when ready. Thaw on the counter about 10 minutes. Chisel out a chunk that you fancy and throw in your mini blender, first adding a little water to help it go smoothly. MMM

Trick To Make Ready To Serve Raw Mango Sorbet

The main block I have run up against is the ice cube quality of home made sorbet. Even with an ice cream maker. You really gotta wait about 20 minutes at least to have it thaw out enough for pleasant consumption.
In my disappointment I would reach for frozen fruit to gnaw on and most of the time frozen fruit does well to make up as a substitute. However, it would be nice to enjoy a ready made sorbet straight out of the freezer.
The trick is to utilize frozen fruit concept

POckets of air built in FRozen Fruit

You see if you simply cut your fruit and freeze it its structure will keep its water content in separate cells so that they wont all mass together into one giant orange ice block.

To make your ready made sorbet use a masticating juicer. What that does is press the fruit through without breaking up the matrix so as to keep water segregated from each other.

Use metal tongs to pick up so as to avoid melting it. As we know hawed our fruit releases a lot of juice but we want it remain trapped within its cell walls.

Thats it, just hurry up and pack it in lightly tapping in place with a soft spatula and freeze! Depending on how quickly you got it done your ready to serve sorbet may be ready in less than half an hour. Im just kidding, the best time to enjoy it is ofcourse right then before you place it in the freezer to “proof” 😉

Here are more healthy raw deserts in moderation

Got Some Ugly Easter Rabbit Desert?

I had a joyful and welcoming time at Living Healthy at Bedford Public Library Sunday. It was magical: Once colorful signs were put up curious people kept stopping to sample, chat and buy. Yes I made sales and friends 🙂 One person at this event hated my collection of easter bunnies. my deep red faced strawberry joy especially. what ??? I had no idea dessert can be disgusting…


so it turns out a bunch of uglies went to town

while three cute rabbits that stayed home /:D

lesson learned and lots of scrap recyclable bunnies left in addition to a handful of “visually appetizing” ones to their right…. plus three cuties that I forgot to put on display :)> ‪#‎Uglydessert


Favorite vegetable for dessert

You know you can Order Fresh Raw Desert Right Now…

grassfed CLA dietary fat cures cancer?

Fat Cures What?

CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid. This type of fat found in significant amounts in grass fed animals has been shown to have many powerful heath benefits when consumed regularly in moderation.

CLA fat cures certain kinds of tumors and cancers. Animals consuming just 0.5 percent CLA daily, experienced 50 percent decrease in tumors, including the following types of cancer:

Breast
Colorectal
Lung
Skin
Stomach

asthma

Converts to both DHA and EPA to help reduce inflammation and ward off asthma.

CLA cures modern diseases
In addition CLA prevents and helps reverse:
Cardiovascular disease
High blood pressure
High cholesterol and triglycerides
Osteoporosis
Inflammation
Immune system invaders
Food-induced allergic reactions

Grassfed Fat Cures Diabetes and…

Insulin resistance
CLA’s actions actually mimic the effect of synthetic diabetic drugs in improving insulin action and reducing circulating glucose.

Body Composition
CLA Fat cures obesity Regular but moderate intake of CLA lowers body fat and increases lean body mass and increases metabolic rate especially when combined with exercise.

“A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutritioniv found that individuals who took 3.2 grams of CLA per day had a drop in fat mass of about 0.2 pounds each week (that’s about one pound a month) compared to those given a placebo.” https://www.mercola.com/beef/cla.htm

CLA is an essential fatty CID since CLA cannot be manufactured in the human body. you must get it from your diet by consuming high-quality dietary sources such as grass-fed beef.

Nutrients in Grassfed Meat:Other

Meat from grassfed animals differs from conventionally grain fed animal composition in the following ways:

Lower in total fat
substantial amounts of vitamin D in fats and organmeats of such animals
Higher in beta-carotene
Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
Higher in total omega-3s
A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

Eating meats, fats, bone broths and organ meats from grassfed animals also means you avoid syntetic hormones, steroids and diseases commonly found in mass produced animals, raised absolutely inumanely, fattened on grain, held in crammed giant feedlots packed full of animals, standing in their own feces, without ever having an opportunity to experience innate natural behaviors such as roam or forage.

silica or calcium chloride to keep food dry?

silica or calcium chloride to keep food dry?

Calcium chloride dissolves partially into a liquid brine for its structure allows it to attract its own weight in water multiplied by several times

what is a food grade desiccant?

To start off, one has to know that desiccant is a substance which absorbs water, and that it is usually used to help products stay dry and not fall to moisture degradation. There are several famous desiccants, among which is calcium chloride, salt, rice, silica gel, etc. All of these are great at collecting water, and are used commonly everywhere. Silica gel is great for protecting flowers and drying them out, but there are some types of silica gel which contain cobalt chloride and are therefore unsafe for the environment and food storage.

One can get a food grade desiccant almost everywhere. Food grade desiccants are good for pest control, but keep in mind that pool grade desiccants should not be placed around your home, as they are heat treated. This means that silicon dioxide converts to crystalline silica, a very dangerous and harmful abrasive to a human’s respiratory system, which causes a certain and progressive lung disease silicosis.
Silica gel is non-toxic and GRAS recognized product, which meets FDA requirements. Therefore, it is safe to be used in house environments.

calcium chloride keeps food driest

There have been several tests to confirm which desiccant is the best, and so far, nothing can keep up with calcium chloride. In one test, one cup of calcium chloride picked up 125 grams of water in just 40 days. It doubled in volume and gained an outstanding 56%.
First runner up was the non-dairy creamer, which picked up 20 grams of water and increased by 16%. Other desiccants used (silica gel, rice, salt) didn’t do very good, and their mass didn’t change significantly. Silica gel started with a weight of 225 grams, and ended with the same weight. This is in a 40 days period, and I`m sure that a 365 days period would be a different story.

what makes calcium chloride superior to silica gel?

It all comes down to these two, which are the best at collecting moisture from their environment. Calcium chloride dissolves partially into a liquid brine for its structure allows it to attract its own weight in water multiplied by several times. On the other hand, silica gel remains dry at its full absorb capacity. The reason is simple: silica gel can, in optimal conditions, absorb only around 40% of its weight in water.
Calcium chloride will stay contained even in liquid form. If you are creative enough, you can easily create your own packets, using coffee filters and calcium chloride. You can also buy ready ones online, which are very similar to silica gel packages.
Calcium chloride keeps the water absorbed protected for a long period of time, while silica gel absorbs water into microscopic pores, which can cause spikes in humidity during voyage. In the end, calcium chloride is safe for environment, since it is a naturally occurring compound found in abundance in seawater. It is non-toxic, and can be disposed with regular wastewater. Many silica gels, on the other hand, contain cobalt compounds, which are known to be carcinogenic, and the disposal of is done using special hazardous waste procedures.

http://www.silicagelpackets.com/faqs/
http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/beginners-guide-to-desiccants/
http://www.absortech.jp/eng/downloads/whitepaper-silica-eng.pdf
https://grace.com/food-and-beverage/en-US/Documents/Silicas_Food_Industry_ti_E_061001.pdf
http://www.silicagelpackets.com/faqs/
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidefactsheets/leasttoxic/silicaaerogels%20.php

Reverse Chronic Diseases with Diatomaceaous Earth

Reverse Chronic Diseases with Diatomaceaous Earth

guard against Chronic Diseases with food grade diatomaceous earth supplement

Reverse Chronic Disease with Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is one of the best food supplements which were kept in the dark until now. It is a natural substance rich in silica, a mineral with unimaginable health benefits. DE is basically a fossilized shell of diatom, the one-celled plant which is the main source of food for marine life. Diatoms existed way before humans, and are still today present in both the fresh and salt water. Being rich in silica, Diatomaceous Earth is known to restore the silica level in the body and by doing so, greatly improve health and reverse many chronic diseases. It is also used for cleansing the body from toxics and acids.

Silica the Missing Piece

Diatoms shells are made up of silica or silicon dioxide. Planet is rich with silica, but the problem is that most of the sources rich with silica are unabsorbable by the human body and therefore, we are unable to fully regenerate the missing silica inside our bodies. Diatomaceous Earth is a great way of restocking on silica which is not only good for reversing chronic diseases, it is also very effective at improving bone health, stopping osteoporosis, improving immune system in general, fighting off the Alzheimer’s and improving the general lung and heart health. Silica is an important ingredient in many body functions, and is directly connected with the mineral absorption. In order to keep our health at an optimal level, our body requires around seven grams of silica which is way more than calcium or iron.

Food such as alfalfa, brown rice and beets contain high level of silica. Leafy green vegetables and bell peppers provide a lot of silica, while asparagus, parsley, Jerusalem artichokes and sunflower seeds contain a very small amount of it. The evolution has led to soil depletion, which affected the quality of food. Today, we only take in about one third of silica of what we used to via food.

Silica is gathered inside the body while we are still in the development stage of life. This allows our bodies to remain strong and resilient, flexible and energetic. But, as we grow older, silica levels start to fall and by the time we are full grown adults, almost 80 percent of silica is lost. This is why we should focus more on eating silica-rich sources of food, and add Diatomaceous earth as a supplement to our meals.

Diatomaceous Earth Safety

Not all forms of Diatomaceous earth are safe. There are different kinds of DE deposits, and only 4 of them are Food grade. DE which was gathered from fresh water is of high purity, and is considered a food grade. This is due to the reason that fresh water diatoms contain non-crystalline silica, which is safe for humans to consume. Another natural occurring source is crystalline silica, often found in salt-water diatoms, and known to be extremely dangerous for our lungs and heart, especially if inhaled. Food grade DE is recognizable as it occurs in the shape of white powder, while other forms appear brownish or reddish. Also, dosage is a teaspoon a day for best results. You can mix it with water, juice or other liquid food. Silica has no side effects, and regular consumption of it can show a huge difference in health; from reversing many chronic diseases to improving your body and bone structures.

Reverse chronic inflamation-friendly bacteria in your diet !!

http://www.processedfreeamerica.org/resources/health-news/793-health-benefits-of-diatomaceous-earth-

Baking Soda Benefits and Controversies

Baking Soda Benefits and Controversies

The Many Baking Soda Benefits

Baking soda (sodium-bicarbonate) is a substance that everyone probably has stored somewhere in the kitchen. Its use is quite versatile, since it can be used for baking, to absorb odors in refrigerator and for cleaning the sink. You probably won’t be surprised to know that it has many health benefits as well, and it comes quite cheap.
It is safe for treating minor injuries or as a hygienic product, being skin friendly. One can use it as a paraben and aluminum-free deodorant in its dry form or as a home-made paste to be used for treating insect bites and rashes caused by poison ivy to relieve the itching. One of the widely known uses is a remedy for heartburn, since it neutralizes stomach acid, thus being effective against indigestion and even ulcer.
It is safe for regular use as an exfoliating agent in a paste made with three parts baking soda and one part water. By adding three tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water you can prepare yourself a pleasant and invigorating foot soak. By adding some apple cider to the blend, you will get a spa-like treatment and additionally clean the tub and the drain. With 3/1 paste you can scrub and clean your hands daily. By mixing a tablespoon of baking soda in a small glass of water you can make a remedy for relieving the skin of splinters. For sunburns, add ½ cup of baking soda in a tub with lukewarm water and soak yourself in it for natural relief.
Some of the lesser known baking soda benefits is “soda doping”, practiced by some sportsmen – like distance runners and swimmers. It is thought to have the same function as carbohydrate loading. It is a natural way to alkalize the body and reduce the muscular acidity caused by extensive, intense physical activity.
It is safe for oral hygiene as well, and you can use it to treat gums and wash your teeth, even to whiten them. Baking soda is known to remove plaque and kill streptococcus mutans, the main contributor in tooth decay. And these are just some of the widely known baking soda benefits.

Does Baking Soda have Aluminum?

With all the benefits of baking soda, there must be some undesired effects and downsides. The most commonly presented is associated with presence of aluminum in baking soda, the ingredient that supposedly causes a number of diseases. Nobody really knows how and where this information arose, but one thing that must be set straight is that it is a misconception, and baking soda does not contain aluminum! This misconception can be contributed to some of the baking powder brands that do contain aluminum, but baking soda, as it comes, does not. So, the next time you go out looking for aluminum free baking soda, and see those marked ‘aluminum-free’, rest assured that even those cheaper, but not marked as aluminum-free are in fact free of aluminum. On the other hand, be wary to steer clear off the baking powders that could contain it.

Baking Soda Ingestion Controversy

Baking Soda is high in Sodium(Its non Sodium counterpart, Potassium Bicarbonate also can be taken internally for same benefits). Only take baking soda internally on occasion. When it comes to alkalizing your body, other safer milder alternatives include wheat grass juice, spirulina, mullberry and raspberry leaf tea due to either their high concentrated chlorophyll content or/and other alkalizing nutrients.
Most people generally tolerate sodium-bicarbonate well, and can enjoy all the baking soda benefits as long as they keep the dosage right. If you misuse this substance, you might experience some of these symptoms: headache, nausea, muscle weakness, swelling in feet or ankles and too dark stool and dark vomit upon ingestion of too much baking soda. Should you notice some or any of these, consult a physician or pharmacist.
Those on a sodium restricted diet should steer clear of sodium-bicarbonate, as well as those already taking stomach related drugs, such as antacids. It is very important not to take baking soda when you are full of food or drink. In case you experience severe stomach pain after taking baking soda, consult a physician. Some additional symptoms may include: slow breathing, muscle pain or twitching and frequent urge to urinate.
Those who ingest sodium-bicarbonate frequently may experience hyporeninemia and hypoaldosteronemia due to the vein expansion, and experience of metabolic issues like water retention and weight gain, or respiratory issues due to increased CO2 concentration within veins, causing suppressed respiratory drive. Irritability, tetany, mental stupor, coma, and intraventricular hemorrhage are some of the nervous system dysfunction related conditions.
The problems may appear locally, and also cause cardiovascular problems due to decreased cardiac contractility caused by sodium-bicarbonate infusions, and problems on gastrointestinal level like gastric ruptures, in rare cases, but can also cause urinary alkalinization and “false proteinuria”.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/02/11-health-benefits-baking-soda.aspx
http://drsircus.com/medicine/sodium-bicarbonate-baking-soda/side-effects-contraindications
http://www.drugs.com/sfx/sodium-bicarbonate-side-effects.html
http://www.crunchybetty.com/the-great-baking-soda-anti-hoax

Eat Good Bacteria to Strengthen Immune System

Eat Good Bacteria to Strengthen Immune System

Learn about Friendly Bacteria Against Obesity and chronic Inflammation

 

Pathogenic Gut Bacteria and Weak Immune System

Recent research has shown that the greatest part of your immune system lies in your intestines, 70-80%, and it affects how you cope with illness – both physically and mentally. Your guts are home to trillions of bacteria, which should be beneficial microbes that regulate your digestive processes and keep pathogenic microbes under control.

When we take antibiotics, we are killing not only bad germs but also the good bacteria in our guts, leaving us vulnerable to a number of diseases. The effects of antibiotics can leave you vulnerable for as long as 7 years, causing bloating, constipation, cravings for unhealthy foods, skin issues and irregular sleep – all of which can lead to more severe health problems. And if you have been taking antibiotics lately, the chances are quite high that you have not replenished the good bacteria necessary for maintaining your immunity and good mood (95% of serotonin, “happy” hormone is made in your gut). Thus, it is of critical importance to keep harmful microorganisms and intestinal bacteria in check, by using probiotics and taking foods that strengthen immune system.

Signs You Need More Probiotics

Everyone should be aware the impact of intestinal balance to both physical and mental health and the signs that indicate the need for strengthening the immune system, either by eating fermented foods daily, which are rich in beneficial bacteria, or using some good quality probiotics supplement. If you have been taking antibiotics, which do not discriminate between benevolent and malevolent bacteria, you will most definitely need to take probiotics. Also, those who suffered food poisoning or have occasional digestive disturbances are advised to start a probiotic therapy. Certain skin conditions, such as rashes, acne or eczema, and frequent mood swings are signals to strengthen immune system as these are signs that show weak immunity. Other symptoms include low energy, digestive issues, food sensitiveness, getting flu or cold seasonally and high blood pressure. If you are suffering from some of these, you are highly advised to start on probiotics so as to balance your digestion and recover your immune system.

Strengthen Immune System and Boost Gut Bacteria

UCLA researchers have come to a conclusion that correction of good bacteria in your gut can improve the function of neurotransmitters, thus improving your mental health and focus, improving learning and memory. Benevolent bacteria, such as lactobacili, ceratin, bifidobacteria and certain strains of escherichia aid digestion and nutrient absorption, making sure that you get enough vitamins, minerals, amino acids and good fats from your diet, and helping production of certain B and K vitamins, folate and some short-chain fatty acids. All of these are necessary to strengthen immune system and contribute to proper function of organism.

It is good to know that there are cheap and efficient ways to naturally boost good gut bacteria, apart from using probiotics. Like, using healthy potions, tonics and juices. For one such healthy juice, here called G-Heath juice, you need but 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 1 lime, 1 piece of ginger, a handful of fresh mint and 1 tbs. of apple cider vinegar. After juicing all ingredients, you add the vinegar and the juice is ready for consuming. This juice can help in enforcing the good bacteria in your gut and it will help strengthen your immune system.
http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/7-signs-you-should-be-taking-probiotics.html