Amazing Health Benefits of Probiotics
Hello My Tribe!
A lot of my followers ask me about probiotics so today I am blogging about the same.
So let us first understand what are Probiotics?
Well, each one of us has good and bad bacteria that live in our digestive tracts. Some are illness causing and some help us break down food and absorb nutrients. Probiotics are the good ones; they are those breathing bacteria that can improve your digestive health and help you get a strong immune system.
Why it is Important and how they help?
So whenever you take a probiotic, you increase the amount of friendly bacteria that live in your intestines thereby helping your gut maintain good health. Probiotics do far more than keeping your gut healthy and improving your digestive system. They strengthen immunity, help in weight loss and even protect against periodontal disease, among other proposed benefits, plus they are like those health superheroes who save you from all kinds of diseases. I’m sure you must be wondering how these bacteria can help you with being healthy. So let me tell you…there’s not one and two…but many benefits of these good bacteria and today I’m gonna tell you about some of them. So let’s get started…
The first one is…
Stronger immune system
Probiotic foods for example yogurt contains lactobacillus bacteria which is one of the bacteria that serves to defend your body against other harmful bacteria. By eating probiotics you are essentially sending reinforcements to your immune system. Probiotics and the function of the immune system go hand in hand, so you better gorge on probiotic foods as often as possible. This will help you work from the inside to protect your body, leading to a stronger immune system which will be able to better defend itself against anything and everything.
Promotes weight loss
Consuming probiotics can really reduce your body weight and body mass index. Interestingly, ingesting more than one type of probiotic and taking them for 8 weeks or more results in the greatest amount of weight loss. So get on the bandwagon and trim your tummy!
Soothes Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
We all love to have a lovely meal once in a while but nothing’s worse than enjoying a delicious meal and suffering from bloating, gas, or abdominal pain. It turns out that bacteria can play an important role in causing bowel irritation. Probiotics correct the balance of gut bacteria the body needs for proper digestion. Regular consumption of probiotics can reduce the effects of digestive disorders like IBS. So make sure you have probiotic rich foods on your diet.
Helps in getting a healthier skin
Skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea can be embarrassing and bothersome. But with probiotics, you can fight them. Our body needs more good bacteria to eliminate toxins. Removal of toxins promote in healing, rejuvenating and strengthening the skin’s innate immunity. Also, for those who suffer from acne because of unhealthy guts, supplementing with probiotics, particularly lactobacillus acidophilus and the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae, will see an acne ridden face soon. If these disorders can be saved by probiotics, is it a far stretch to assume that those advantages can extend further…
Relieves mood swings
We all have probably experienced the food-mood connection on some occasion. If you’re not getting the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and protein, you experience a mood swing. Probiotics can help you in keeping your gut clean and you will be able to stay more positive and happy.
Prevents allergies and colds
Allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to allergens in the environment. Runny nose, difficulty in breathing, rashes, watery eyes, sneezing, itchy nose, hives, coughing are some of the most common symptoms of allergies. Allergies have been linked to digestive disorders and altered gut bacteria. Many are looking for ways to augment their usual allergy treatments with alternatives. One of the remedy on the list is using probiotics for allergies. Populating your gut with the right probiotics could be the key to easing those allergy symptoms as it can boost your immunity in no time.
Maintains heart health
Some probiotic bacteria generate vitamins we need to stay healthy, like biotin and vitamin b12. Vitamin K2 is another important one produced by bacteria in the colon. K2 in humans is made by bacteria in the large intestine and is essential for calcium distribution in the bones of your body and blood clotting. Reduced levels of K2 lead to calcification of the arteries and heart disease, so to feel great and have a healthy lifestyle, make sure you’re regularly eating probiotic-rich foods.
That’s why it’s so important to get as many of these good guys into your system as you can! There are many super healthy probiotic foods you can eat. If you can’t or won’t eat any of these foods, then you can also take a probiotic supplement. Probiotics, from both foods and supplements, can have some amazing health benefits. So don’t wait for too long! Go on right away! Get probiotic rich foods and get started for a healthy journey!
Have you been already taking probiotics? What has been your experience with it? Share with me and my tribe.
Love and Health