The Health Benefits of Probiotics
8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS
WHAT IS A PROBIOTIC?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast. They are found in fermented foods, dairy, yogurt, kombucha, and supplements. They are also found in our own bodies. A healthy human body has around 100 to 300 trillion probiotic bacteria and yeasts.
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1. BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Probiotics are an excellent front line defense against infection. They inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, strengthen the immune system, and support the detoxification of the colon. Probiotics have also been shown to help treat and prevent urinary tract infection, reduce colds and flus, and fight food-borne illness.
2. IMPROVES DIGESTION
Research has shown probiotics to be helpful for a whole host of digestive issues, including diarrhea, gas, stomach cramping, IBS, Crohn’s, and H. pylori infection. Probiotics are also said to be beneficial in colon cancer prevention.
3. BALANCES THE BODY’S “GOOD” BACTERIA
Probiotics balance and restore friendly bacteria and promote healthy gut flora. Illness, medications, use of antibiotics, or diet can all have an effect on the body’s natural bacteria, resulting in poor digestion, mood disorder, allergies, and more.
4. MAY IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH
Research shows that our gut flora has a direct connection to our brain. Many studies conclude that probiotics can aid in certain mental and mood disorders, including anxiety, stress, depression, and OCD.
5. KEEPS THE HEART HEALTHY
Probiotics are helpful in both lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. In scientific studies, probiotics have been shown to improve heart function in patients with congestive heart failure. Probiotics may also boost vitamin D levels, which aids in overall heart health, inflammation, and blood pressure levels.
6. LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
Probiotics not only lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol), but have been shown to increase HDL (“good” cholesterol). Studies show that probiotics can reduce cholesterol esters which are tied to harmful plaque buildup in the arteries.
7. FIGHTS ALLERGIES AND ECZEMA
8. HELPS MANAGE WEIGHT
Probiotics can help the body burn more calories, prevent the storage of fat, and help you feel fuller for longer. For these reasons and more, probiotics have been shown to be successful in managing weight.