5 Ways to Heal Your Gut And Replenish Good Bacteria After Taking Antibiotics

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Although antibiotics are sometimes the best course of action, they often end up wiping out an essential part of your digestive system: gut bacteria.

Be kind to your gut flora and replenish your supply of good bacteria. Read on to find out five tips on how do to this.

1. Probiotics

The key concern when you’re taking antibiotics is that you’ll end up with a C. diff infection, which is arguably the most severe bacterial consequence of antibiotic use (1).

“Antibiotics don’t just kill the infection and bad bacteria within our bodies. They destroy the probiotics (the good bacteria) as well.”

That’s why the first thing you should do is to replace the good bacteria you’ve lost as quickly as possible.

The best way to do this is by making sure to eat a variety of fermented and cultured foods such as yoghurt, kimchi, kefir water or kombucha.