If you’re taking probiotics, you are probably already reaping the rewards that using probiotics brings. Most people that take probiotics experience a stronger immune system and a healthier digestive system in a short amount of time. If you are thinking “why stop there?” you certainly don’t have to. Fish oil is another supplement that has some excellent health benefits, including preventing or improving inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. So what about the two together? Do you need fish oil together with probiotics?
Fish oil and probiotics do two different things for your body. Probiotics help keep your levels of “good” bacteria high, which is good for treating diarrhea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which promote good cardiovascular health. Though they can be taken together, you do not need to take one for the other to work. You also probably will not need to adjust your dosage of either, as neither of them normally causes side effects and they are not known to interact with each other.
While researching things you can do to help your digestive system, you may have run across food combining. Food combining is a way of eating meals and snacks that uses simple principles for eating certain combinations of foods. Think back to the last time you had hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy, for example. Did it taste great at the time but cause you to feel bloated and sick later? That’s because those foods should never be eaten together!
Proteins should not be eaten with starch, because they require different types of stomach acids and enzymes to break them down for digestion. And when these different types meet in your stomach, they can cause heartburn, nausea, diarrhea and gas. With food combining you learn what is good to eat together and what is not. If you suffer from frequent diarrhea, ulcerative colitis or even an upset stomach, food combining can help you feel like your old self again.