‘Tis the holiday season, which means changes in routine and diet. Not good news for children’s gut health. But does that mean we are going to get them sick? I’ve been reading a lot about gut health lately. You may know we are really picky about what we feed our girls. It’s mostly organic, definitely low sugar and focused on REAL FOODS (things without ingredients lists). Our youngest girl is 8. We try to keep an eye on her and educate her about eating smart, but we also know when it’s time to rely on help, especially around the holidays. We tend to fall off the wagon of healthy eating when we see things like breakfast buffet from our ski trip come along which may disrupt my kid’s digestive health.
Luckily, Align, the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist recommended probiotic brand‡ now comes in great-tasting chewables for kids my daughter’s age (6-12) that I can easily pack before hitting the road. Align Jr. makes it easier to pick up the kids and squeeze in all the holiday travel as it can help support my kid’s digestive health.*
When we were in Vail, the girls’ daily routines changed, as did their food options. Why do I care so much? Because gut-health is really important. Align Jr. naturally helps fortify my kid’s digestive system 24/7 with a unique healthy bacteria so we can enjoy the holiday season.* § Yes, you can eat your way to healthy gut, but it’s not easy this time of year. Yogurt is a great way to create a healthy gastrointestinal track. Normally our weekly routine includes lots of smoothies with yogurt (and kale!). But I know at Christmas it seems like every day is a party.
Our routine is to take them with breakfast and start the day right. It’s an easy time to remember and a small thing to do for a big health impact. When we got back from vacation it was back to eggs, greens and smoothies, but mamas I know it’s not easy to eat a healthy breakfast every day. Maybe it’s time to consider adding a probiotic? Only Align Probiotic contains Bifantis™, a unique, patented, pure-strain probiotic that naturally helps maintain digestive balance*.
Children's Gut Health Tips
- Try to limit the treats to TRULY special occasions.
- Keep on a schedule as much as possible.
- Add foods with good “gut bacteria” to your child’s diet: yogurt, bananas, broccoli and blueberries are all kid-friendly picks
- Consider a supplement with B. infantis 35624, a probiotic strain that naturally helps fortify your child’s digestive system. §
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ǂ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 Survey.
- Fortifies your digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7 with continued daily use.*
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