It’s a given: I eat a lot of things. Things that are bad – usually in the name food blogging. Some things are as a result of experimentation, both good and some terribly, terribly awful. And despite my efforts to eat a healthy and balanced, my stomach is left beat up and frankly, in really bad shape. It can come in the form of bloating, nausea, your roundabout stomach ache and a list of other ailments which I won’t list in detail. It affects my mood and energy but I found a solution: GoodBelly.
GoodBelly is a probiotic-rich drink that help balance out your stomach flora. I’ve been seeing the keyword probiotics a lot this year and prior to learning about GoodBelly, I had no idea what it was. It’s the good bacteria that promotes healthy digestion.
With all the eating from last month’s holiday parties, cookie binges and treats in the office, I could not have survived without it. Even with a bout of food poisoning (don’t ask), these good bacteria helped bring the pH levels in my gut back to normal.
GoodBelly is available in several forms in the refrigerated section. (I’ve purchased them at Sprouts and Whole Foods.) They’re available in juice cartons and single-serving drink containers in packs of 4 (my favorite). While the word probiotics doesn’t sound appealing, the flavors by GoodBelly are pretty good. I didn’t think drinking live organisms would be so tasty! When I’m expecting to do a lot of eating, I start up the GoodBelly a few days in advance and continue it a few days after. In November and December, I just drank it consistently to keep my digestive tract in check.
I also tried a few similar products and enjoyed GoodBelly’s taste the best — something that’s really important to me. I’m not a fan of mango in general but their mango flavor was my favorite. In addition, the product is organic and vegan-friendly.
Now is your chance to try GoodBelly for yourself. Leave a comment about what not-so-good-for-you food(s) you can’t possibly pass up and I’ll randomly choose a winner to receive three VIP vouchers and try the 12-Day Challenge. Contest ends February 3. Good luck!
Congratulations to Stephanie Dunaway for winning the GoodBelly VIP vouchers! Using Random.org, I selected one person out of 21 responses. Although there was a total of 22 responses, one person responded twice — the second response doesn’t count! Please email me your address Stephanie and I’ll get the vouchers out to you ASAP.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for my review.
large amounts of dark beer and cookies/pies/tarts/bars made by friends and coworkers have made my tummy especially rumbly these past few months.
I’ve tried a few things that just didn’t taste very good, so I was excited to see your post this morning! I’m definitely going to try it. Mexican food usually makes my tummy rumbly, though I love it so.
As much as I love going (and eating my way through) the fair each summer, eating all that fried food shows how little it loves me and my poor tummy back!
As much as I love beer and wine, they don’t always love me and my stomach! Plus they bring on the late night munchies 🙂
I would love to try Good Belly. I always take an extra probiotic (capsule) after over-eating things like pizza and burgers — or even after drinking sugary cocktails like frozen margaritas.
I have a terribly active sweet tooth and I indulge far too often. The Skittles vending machine gives you like a whole bag for 25 cents….it’s horrible and I love it.
I haven’t delved into the world of probiotics but I have a friend who swears by it (now I have two!) and recently read that even if you’re already bloated and have a tummy ache you can still get the probiotic benefits, even when you take them after the fact. I wonder if the liquid drinks are better for that?
I cannot pass up things like pizza or nachos. I’d love to try these products, as I’ve never used probiotics before. My sister had recommended them, but I couldn’t find the product she’d mentioned.
I love cookies.
Rich desserts always take their toll on me! I also love Mexican food and pizza, but unfortunately it doesn’t love me back!!
I have a challenging time staying away from breads and with the way that it promotes Candida overgrowth there is always an unpleasant price to pay for this indulgence, If I just had a good source of probiotics to keep the Candida in check, then I could eat bread again… in moderation of course 🙂
My go-to snack food is usually chips & salsa or chips & cheese dip. Once you start, it can be difficult to stop. Addictive!
Soda and chips seem to be the ones I’m having the most trouble with; but, when I eat super healthy, I don’t crave them! 😀
Soda and chips seem to be the two main problem foods I have trouble letting go of; but, when I eat super healthy, I don’t crave them hardly at all! 😀
Favorite go to junk food is bacon cheeseburger….and crispy salty fries. There needs to be a healthy, organic version of that!!!
Spicy and greasy food never agree with me, like a large heaping order of cheese nachos with extra guac and sour cream. However, not thinking, I eat them anyway and my poor tummy pays the price later. I would love to try Good Belly!!!
I LOVE Mexican food and maragaritas… but the food usually gives me an upset stomach. Doesn’t really stop me.. but might nice to try and see if these help 🙂
I can’t pass up Chocolate, especially Dark Chocolate.
My favorite kind of cake is white cake with white icing. That is the number one ‘junk food’ that I can’t pass up!
Dark chocolate, right here, too!! 🙂 Especially accompanied with a glass of wine. MEGA YUM.
Just trying to eat anything green is difficult between working and going to the hospital everyday!
My not-so-good food that I like to indulge in but gives me rumbly tummy syndrome is wine and beer…I love it but they always throw my digestive system off track!
Hey Darlene…I started drinking GoodBelly a couple of days ago, I got the Mango flavored juice, very good so it’s easy to drink in the morning and so far it seems like it’s working. Thanks for the tip!