This is a sponsored post for BC30™ through Kitchen PLAY.
What’s your favourite nutritious breakfast? Porridge is one of my favourite go to breakfasts, and luckily the children love it too. Takes only a few minutes to prepare it, and I use oat milk to make it as dairy milk is not a thing in our house partially for allergies but also because we try to cut down on all animal products. Not going completely vegan just yet, but making changes – small ones and step by step. Add fruits to make it a really healthy breakfast as oats contain lots of fibre and nutrients, they are good for your heart, help to lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes, strengthen bones and good for the digestive system as well.
Another change I recently introduced is porridge boosted with cultures (often known as probiotics in other countries). This makes it even better. So why cultures you ask?
Our guts are home to trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms and they all play an important role to our health and well-being. Researchers are learning that the gut microbiome is important for many aspects of health such as your digestive health, immune health and absorption of nutrients from food. So, when we take live cultures, we introduce additional beneficial bacteria into our digestive tract. The culture can interact with your resident microbes, which may help promote beneficial microbial activities. But also, these bacteria resident in the gut can be affected by a number of aspects including antibiotic use, a diet low in fibre, fruit and vegetables . When this occurs, cultures can help to reset the balance.
Cultures have been around for years and there are many different forms that are available. However, there are numerous types of cultures and each has different characteristics. And when it comes to science and research, they aren’t equal.
BC30™ (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is a highly efficacious and safe spore-forming culture with research-backed health benefits. Over 25 published, clinical, pre-clinical and biomarker research papers include a wide range of people. These show that BC30 can help support digestive health and immune health.
What makes it different from the other cultures is that it’s a spore-forming culture, which means it has an outer layer so not as fragile as other cultures. This helps it to be more likely to make its way to the gut even after different processing procedures. It can also survive in a low pH stomach as well as they are also heat resistant so porridge, for instance, is perfect to mix them in.
How to find it in products?
There are a lot of different products in the UK currently that contain BC30. I’ve tried the a porridge that I found in local supermarket – tasted great! You can also find them in some granolas, milled flaxseed and more.
BC30 can be used in a wider range of foods and beverages, giving you the digestive and immune health benefits you want most.