Sunday, 1 December 2013

Probiotics And You

Probiotics are microorganisms such as yeast or bacteria that the body requires to boost immunity and maintain good health. An individual already contains over 400 different types of microorganisms in the digestive system. These probiotics can be taken in as food or supplements. Some foods which are rich in probiotics include yogurt, honey, soya milk, dark chocolate and even olives. Probiotic supplements are commonly used to treat or prevent side effects caused by antibiotics.

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The Benefits of Probiotics In Your Digestive System

      ·         They assist the body detoxify heavy metals and chemicals.
      ·         They fight and prevent the overgrowth of candida yeast and toxic bacteria.
·         They help in the repair of the intestinal lining by inducing reactive oxygen species.
·         They help the body produce B-Complex vitamins and vitamin K.

      ·         They improve the absorption of nutrients in the digestive system.
·         They provide comfort to individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by reducing          some of the symptoms which include abdominal pain.
·         They reinforce the intestine mucous membrane immunity and increase the body’s resistance to            infection.

Health Benefits Provided by Probiotics
Probiotics mainly differ according to their genus, species and strain. There are different strains of