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I used to think a busy life meant hot-footing it across London on a Friday evening in order to make it to the bar in time for a 6pm happy hour. Oh, how mistaken I was. Since being a mum I am busy in ways that I didn’t even know was possible – being in charge of two small humans is hard work. Don’t get me wrong, it’s ridiculously rewarding but it’s hard work. I’m lucky that Chiino and I work really well as a team, but there are still times when I wonder how I’ll be able to fit everything in.
Starting The Day With Two Kids
Whether or not we have a day planned with the kids, mornings are always hectic. The boys are pretty good at getting up and ready but it’s still a rush of finding the right colour socks or stress because they can’t find the toy they wanted. All of this while getting everyone set up for the day and making sure that we start the day off right with a decent breakfast. I want to make sure that the boys always have a delicious, balanced mix of foods and that starts with the very first meal of the day!
If the boys had their way it would be chocolate cereal every morning and while there is nothing wrong with that as an odd treat, I know that I should be looking at making sure we start their day off right. I’ve recently started to understand more about things like BC30TM, which is a high-quality culture ingredient used in many foods and beverages – it might all sound a bit science-y, but basically, it’s friendly bacteria that help to support our digestive systems and our immunity. The more I read about it the more I knew that it was something I wanted my family to have plenty of, myself included. After all, as a busy mum, I need to always be on my A-game and a big part of that is making sure I eat the things that are going to make me feel good.
What is BC30?
I don’t want to get too technical here, but it’s basically a spore-forming culture that remains viable despite going through vagarious manufacturing processes – it’s been tested in things like boiling hot water or being zapped in the microwave and it survives. It isn’t even affected by the low pH of our stomach – so it’s safe to say that it’s great stuff and can make its way to our gut where it can work its magic with our other friendly bacteria.
The good news is that there is a range of foods out there that are rich in BC30, so incorporating it into your diet doesn’t need to be a chore. You can find the BC30 ingredient in food and beverages such as granola bars, teas and dried fruit.
Personally, I have been enjoying granola each morning which is a simple thing to add to our weekly shopping list! I’ve been looking around the supermarket and have spotted a few nutrition labels where the fortified foods and drinks have the BC30 symbol (formerly GanedenBC30) or Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086, on its nutrition label, which has made it even easier for us as a family to try different products!
It is known to have great health benefits including immune health support. I’ve read up on some published papers and it really does show that BC30 can do wonders for your digestive health (supported by multiple clinical studies), which can only be a good thing right?
I know that there are often different fads when it comes to food and I am certainly not someone that wants to tell you which foods are good or bad. For me personally, I just want to do the best for me and my family and that means incorporating some foods that have BC30 in – anything that helps our digestive systems work a little better and gives us a boost is something that I think I should be giving to my family.
Do you have any tasty, healthy breakfast ideas? I’d love to hear them!