A delicious cocktail doesn’t always require alcohol. Our Mystic Twist Tonic is a rejuvenating tonic made with lime, a little sugar, and mint that goes well with a bright spring morning.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular.
Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive system.
How to Eat More Prebiotics:
To optimize the environment for probiotics, it’s recommended to consume an accompanying prebiotic. Synbiotics are foods or supplements that contain both prebiotics and probiotics. Don’t let the name intimidate you, it’s very simple. If you’re making kefir smoothies (a source of probiotics) or pouring it over granola and fruit (source of probiotics), you’re eating a synbiotic meal.
Foods that contain prebiotics include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Simply pair them with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, miso, tempeh, or kefir.
- 1 Lifeway Ginger Elixir: Organic Probiotic Beverage
- 2 slices of ginger
- ½ of a lime, juiced
- 1-2 sprigs of mint
- ½ teaspoon of local honey or fair trade sugar (optional)
- In a tall glass, lightly muddle ginger slices (optional to muddle some mint leaves)
- Add juiced lime and mint leaves
- Fill with Ginger Elixir and add ice
- Garnish with lime and mint