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Probiotics: Let’s build up our gut.

Know this: Our body needs healthy bacteria

Probiotics are those living microorganisms that amount to health benefits for us when ingested. See,often people think of bacteria & other microorganisms as harmful germs but many are beneficial for us.Some help in digesting food, destroy disease-causing cells, etc. It is said that gut health is thekey to overall health. Our gut is home to a thriving colony of bacteria that are vital to our well-being. Do we know that probiotics are often called good or helpful bacteria keeping your gut healthy?The relevance of the microbiome and the numerous health advantages associated with a well-balanced microbiome has exploded in recent years. 

 Probiotics: What is their job?

They rapidly grow in numbers & can drive out any harmful i.e. pathogenic strains of bacteria that may have been able to take hold. Probiotics also produce certain acids which don’t allow the growth of pathogenic bacteria, whilst improving the gut environment for their welfare & for the welfare of various other good bacteria, which also begin to grow in numbers. We all know that

The Road to Health is paved with good intestines.

When the gut microbiome shows up in balance with higher levels of beneficial bacteria &lower levels of pathogenic bacteria, we will notice an improvement in our gut. Research reveals that the balance or imbalance of microbes in our gut connects with our overall health and well-being.

What happens if this balance is off?

Nothing good! Having redundant bacteria in our gut can lead to negative health conditions. There can be minor issues like:

  • Bloating
  • Gas diarrhea
  • constipation
  • stomach cramps

In addition to some serious issues too.

Food will be processed more efficiently and waste will be eliminated more easily if our stomach is balanced. The ability of our body to absorbnutrients, control blood sugar, and store fat can all be harmed by an unbalanced gut.

What do we know about probiotic food?

Gut health & diet are very closely related rather we should say that they are directly linked.A healthy gut is maintained by eating a balanced diet of proteins, healthy fats, dietary fiber, and probiotics.Probiotic foods are good for most people but immunocompromised people should use caution.Strains of bacteria, that in adequate amounts, give you a health benefit. 

There are several different kinds of probiotics but the most commonly used are:

  • Bifidobacterium
  • Lactobacillus
  • Saccharomyces boulardii, (type of yeast)

Ways to add probiotics to our diet.

Breakfast is the key to good health & to have this key we have to include yogurt full of berries, flax seeds, and nuts in our breakfast

Traditional buttermilkis also a good source of probiotics and we all know that this is basically a liquid left over after the making of butter. It is also known as grandma’s probiotic.

 Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk drink & is also a good source of beneficial bacteria.

Many foods are there which are rich in probiotics and a package of vitamins & minerals are good for us. There are so many probiotic foods that are very good for our gut and to have a healthy gut we should include them in our diet.

Probiotics have received renewed attention in the 21st century from product manufacturers, research studies & consumers.

To conclude Probiotics are “ Live microbial food which beneficially affects us by enhancing our intestinal microbial balance”.

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