The benefits of probiotics are so well known that the news has spread way beyond the health-conscious crowd. GoodBelly offers a variety of tasty ways to ingest some healthy probiotics with their organic juice drinks loaded with probiotics and concentrated shots of probiotic drinks.
Probiotics are the good bacteria that live inside the human digestive track, and probiotic supplements are believed to help with a number of different ailments. These include digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. They might also help with diarrhea caused by infections or antibiotic use.
Some research also shows benefit for eczema as well as urinal and vaginal health, including prevention of yeast infections. Plus, they could help boost the immune system to hold off common illnesses such as the common cold and flu.
Where are all the probiotics?
People generally get probiotics from two different sources – yogurt and supplements. Yogurt, as it turns out, might not be a reliable source of probiotics, and not all supplements contain the number of live probiotic cultures that they claim to have.
Probiotic supplements mainly come in capsule form and often need to remain refrigerated. Those who aren’t keen on taking a pill are increasingly turning to foods with added probiotics, such as GoodBelly.
GoodBelly’s refrigerated shots and drinks are infused with billions of live, active cultures of the well-studied probiotic strain Lactobacillus Plantarum 299v.
GoodBelly’s organic juice drinks come in a number of exciting flavors to tempt any palate – mango, blueberry acai, pomegranate blackberry, tropical green, cranberry watermelon, coconut water and tropical orange.
All flavors are non-GMO, soy free, dairy free and vegan, and the tropical orange and coconut water varieties are certified gluten free. Each carton of tropical green GoodBelly includes an array of delightful green veggies – spinach, alfalfa grass, spirulina, chlorella, oat grass and parsley.
Most GoodBelly drinks contain about 110 to 120 calories per 8-ounce serving with just under 30 carb grams, and each carton contains four servings (32 ounces). The coconut water contains 70 calories and 14 grams of carbohydrates.
Not big on juice? GoodBelly’s organic Plus Shots pack billions of probiotics into an 80-milliliter mini bottle with a fruity taste and no dairy, soy or GMOs. They come in four-packs of strawberry, blueberry acai, mango or pomegranate blackberry flavors.
In addition to probiotics, each 50-calorie Plus Shot contains several vitamins plus calcium. GoodBelly is so confident in their product that they’re offering a 12-day “Belly Reboot” program, complete with coupons, recipes, a custom “Belly Tracker” app and a money-back guarantee if not satisfied.
The author received sample products for use in this honest evaluation, and they all met with both kid and grown-up approval. Both the mango flavored Plus Shots and juice drink looked a lot like orange juice and tasted deliciously like mango.
The blueberry acai juice drink garnered an even bigger thumbs up across the board. Both the mango and blueberry acai juice drinks tasted light and refreshing.
GoodBelly products are available at many grocery store chains, including Giant Eagle, Kroger and Whole Foods. They’re also now available at Super Target stores.