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Because I work in health care, I am a parent who is hyperaware of all the cold and flu that seems to be going around this time of year. I am vigilant about having my children wash their hands often, use tissues, sneeze in the elbows, etc.
I am not always as great when it comes to what we put in our bodies. That said, at the beginning of the year, I took a renewed interest in considering our diet and the things we ingest. Our family has been eating more clean food, taking a daily vitamin and a daily probiotic. Though it has just been a few weeks, I am already noticing a difference. In case you aren’t familiar, probiotics are good bacteria that provide a health benefit and are essential for many vital body functions, including promoting and supporting a healthy digestive system.* While I have long known that probiotics are beneficial, our family’s usage of them has been very sporadic. Honestly, I have not given them to our kids with the exception of when they were babies and were having some digestive issues.
I was happy to discover that Align, the#1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist-recommended probiotic brand ǂ now comes in chewables for kids 6-12. This has made it so easy to ensure my big kids get them every morning. Elias and Adeline love the Align Jr. kid-friendly cherry smoothie flavor and I love knowing that I am giving them something that helps support their digestive health.*
In working with Align, I learned that many of the bacteria in a child’s digestive system are good Bifidobacteria, but common issues like diet, changes in routine, stress, and busy mornings may disrupt a child’s digestive health. Life is busy and I know these issues definitely impact me – why wouldn’t they impact my kids too? I’m all about keeping things simple and this is one of those things that totally is. When Align sent me all the info I was like, yes, I have to talk about this with my readers! I’d love to know what you do to promote good health within your family.
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ǂ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 Survey.
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