I’ve been very open about sharing on my blog and social media that my drive and passion in work can sometimes get the best of me. I–like many others–deal with undiagnosed anxiety which has the ability to physically manifest in many ways. For a long time I would skip breakfast, stash protein bars in my purse, or stop at a coffee shop and grab a croissant as part of my daily rush. Not only did I notice that my go go go schedule was making me anxious, it was upsetting my stomach. After some advice from my doctor, I learned that stress is actually one of the number one causes of GI issues–sorry, TMI, but I’m going there!–and in alignment with reducing stress I should up my intake of probiotics! I tested out different ways to add probiotics to my diet, and my stomach issues are gone.
One of my steps towards a healthier, less stressful lifestyle includes setting aside time for breakfast in the mornings. I know that sometimes this isn’t realistic, but I make it work with my schedule whenever possible. My typical morning starts very early, with 5am meetings with New York, so I’ll actually wait to eat breakfast once I get a break from my work, around 10am or so. My breakfast changes daily based on what I have on hand, but I always have eggs and avocado (we are actually planting a full grown avocado tree in the backyard! Worth it, since I eat an avocado a day haha). Today I had some spinach, a few cherry tomatoes, greek yogurt (ran out of raspberries though–bummer!), and a glass of Pineapple Mango Tropicana Probiotics juice! I started incorporating a glass of Tropicana Probiotics into my breakfast for an extra probiotics boost as extra insurance for my body and stomach. This juice delivers over one billion live and active cultures to your gut and provides your whole day’s vitamin C. I also love that they have no added sugar or artificial flavors. I’ve mainly been enjoying the Pineapple Mango, but just picked up Strawberry Banana and Peach Passion Fruit to try next–or maybe I’ll even mix a couple together. I also want to experiment adding them as a liquid base in a smoothie with some kale and spinach–yum!
I definitely recommend getting your probiotics in daily and taking the time to enjoy the start of the day. I love the feeling of taking just 10 minutes for myself in the morning! What is your typical morning routine? Have you tried Tropicana Probiotics? Let me know what you think!
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