Prebiotics & Probiotics With No Gallbladder
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2007, I had my gallbladder removed after developing massive gallstones during my first pregnancy. I was not your typical gallstone “candidate,” however; pregnancy did me in. When the doctor told me that I would struggle with weight the rest of my life, I was freaked out, to say the least. You see, the purpose of the gallbladder is to store bile and dispense it when needed to aid in the proper digestion of certain foods. Without it, there is a continual drip of bile into your intestines. Ever since then, my digestion has been compromised. I cannot pinpoint exactly what it is, but I bloat instantly at times. Without being a dietician or nutritionist, it became difficult for me to truly understand what and when I needed to eat … I just wanted something to help. Having a healthy gut is an extremely important thing (even more so when you have no gallbladder). Doctors typically recommend probiotics to increase the good bacteria in your digestive system, since they will help naturally break down food. This is especially important when your digestive system is compromised (such as having no gallbladder!). So when I was approached to test out the new Wai Drink Mixes from Silver Fern Brand, I jumped at the opportunity because I knew I needed to add some pre- and probiotics in my diet. These little packets contain both prebiotic fiber, prebiotic tagatose, and probiotics. They are completely natural and actually support a healthy fat metabolism. The ability to control fat metabolism is huge for someone without a gallbladder. Weight loss or even maintaining weight is not as easy or as simple as calories in vs. calories out for me.
I also did some research about the new Wai Drink Mixes before I tested it out. The science behind it states that “the spores have the highly valuable ability to convert starches and nonstarch polysaccharides from the diet into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These SCFAs control fat burn, prevention of fat storage, energy harvesting from food, gastric emptying, insulin sensitivity, satiety, and a whole host of other metabolic parameters. When increased, they essentially reprogram your body to burn more fat and store less fat.” This truly is an amazing thing!
After drinking these daily for a little over a week, I can honestly say that I notice a huge difference. First off, they are delicious, and I don’t feel guilty about adding “flavor” to my water. I have noticed less bloat and improved digestion on a day-to-day basis, which is HUGE for me. But I have also noticed a decrease in my appetite and less craving for sweets this past week. I am not sure if this is related to the Wai Drink Mixes, but I will take it! Another positive thing is that my kids LOVE them, and I have never been able to get them to swallow a probiotic pill – they would freak out every time. I am excited to continue to use these for a healthy gut and look forward to seeing how my immune system is boosted come the long, cold winter months.
I am absolutely thrilled to have found Silver Fern Brand. They are on a mission to recreate many food and drink options such as probiotics, popcorn, pancakes, brownies, etc., and make them nutritious! I could not ask for anything better, especially raising three daughters and trying to teach them a healthy balance. Having healthy options (that are actually very tasty) is a win for my family, and I look forward to continuing to use Silver Fern Brand in the years to come! I can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Check out some of my past reviews of the brownie bars and pancakes.
I am excited to try the strawberry bars and key lime bars for my 4th of July treat! I will keep you all updated on my thoughts!
Silver Fern Brand has provided product for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]