Humans have approximately 100 trillion bacteria living in your GI tract, which includes 500 different species and 7,000 different strains. The beneficial bacteria in ourgut helps us properly digest food. If we are low of these microbes probiotics will help us. Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host.” It is derived from Greek -means “for life”. Why probiotics gained so much importance in our lives? Here are the reasons- studies have shown that probiotics are helpful in following conditions:
- Diarrhea: Researchers found that probiotics can shorten diarrhea attacks in children and adults.
- Diarrhea from antibiotics: Sometimes taking antibiotics can trigger diarrhea as they kill good bacteria. Probiotics helps in developing good bacteria and reduces yeast infection. Inflammatory Bowel: Studies show that probiotics can help prevent pouchitis – irritation and inflammation of colon.
- Bloating: Probiotics reduces bloating symptoms by reducing growth of yeast in the gut.
- Eczema: Some studies indicate that childhood eczema can be controlled by natural probiotics
These natural microbes can be found in foods like yogurt as well as supplements that come in pills, capsules, powders, and liquids. The better way to consume probiotics is from natural sources. Because we will know where the probiotics have originated, the food will be mostly familiar to us and how good for our health.
- Yogurt – Click Here to Read more
2. Kombucha tea (fermented tea) – Click Here to Read more
3. Miso soup – Click Here to Read more
4. Soy yogurt – Click Here to Read more
5. Kefir– Click Here to Read more
6. Sauerkraut – Click Here to Read more
- Milk – Click Here to Read more
- Microalgae – Click Here to Read more
- Tempeh – Click Here to Read more
10. Kimchi – Click Here to Read more
11. Hawaiian Poi – Click Here to Read more
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 5, 2016