Did you know that 80% of our “immune system” actually functions in our intestines? So clearly it’s wise to lend them all the support we can–especially during travel, when our immune systems may be more challenged than usual (if not our intestines, too!).
I’ve been a fan of probiotics for some time, knowing they can help replace lost or suffering “good bacteria” in the gut, and keep our intestines primed for waging war on illness and assisting in digestion.
The problem is that most probiotic capsules and powders have to be kept in the refrigerator to protect their live and active cultures. For travel, it’s important to find a shelf-stable probiotic that can keep its potency without hauling along an ice chest.
Last year, I discovered these Animal Parade children’s chewable probiotics, which require no refrigeration. Unlike the yogurts my kids enjoy, which typically have around 23 grams of sugar per serving, each Acidophikidz chewable has only 1 gram of sugar. And each delivers a whopping 1 billion cells of probiotic complex. Best of all, my kids like them. If you have any questions about whether or not probiotics are suitable for your child, please talk with your pediatrician.
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