What Are Probiotics

By: The Free Radicals

Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health but especially good for your digestive system. When we think of bacteria we think about how they cause diseases and about how harmful bacteria can be. But the bacteria found in probiotics are helpful to your body - most specifically, your gut. They will help food go through your gut properly. Probiotics have even been shown to treat inflammatory bowel disease, infectious diarrhea, and antibiotic-related diarrhea. Probiotics help skin conditions like eczema, urinary and vaginal health, help prevent allergies, and maintain oral health. Studies have also shown that while taking probiotics, there is an increase in the efficiency and function of the brain.

With the right amount of probiotics in your system, its harder for any harmful bacteria to make their way into your body and make you sick. Probiotics are naturally found in your body You find them in the food and the supplements that you eat. Probiotics are mostly found in foods like:. Yogurt - This is one of the most familiar sources of probiotics. When buying yogurt, look for the ones saying "live and active cultures." Sauerkraut - Eat the unpasteurized sauerkraut because pasteurization will kill the active and good bacteria. Sourdough bread - This is the best bread for you to eat because this bread helps the most with digestion. Sour pickles - Eating pickles without the use of vinegar in the pickling process is the best. Look for pickles with a sea salt and water solution.

Probiotics keep us healthy in a number of ways 2. When taking probiotics, you are reducing the number of "bad" bacteria that can cause diseases in your body. Well known probiotics like lactobacillus This type of probiotic can help with diarrhea and may help people who cannot digest lactose. Probiotics helps replace good bacteria you have lost and will most likely help with any symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. They help to prevent future sicknesses and help to treat the symptoms of certain illnesses.

To help keep your body as healthy as it can possibly be, incorporating probiotics into your diet should be something to consider.

What Are Probiotics

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