The Many Health Benefits of Probiotics

Homemade yogurt with honey and blackberriesAs far as yogurt is concerned, probiotics are the new marketing trend for many brands. While food marketing can be deceptive, probiotics are something you should consider adding to your diet, especially when they offer so many health benefits.

Simply put, probiotics are living organisms that can benefit their host. They are the good bacteria that are essential for having a healthy digestive system and gut. You can find natural sources of probiotics in yogurt, goat cheese, and buttermilk. You can also find probiotic supplements at most stores. Just look for probiotics that are stored in the fridge, since probiotics are sensitive to heat.

Five Benefits of Probiotic

Now that you know what probiotics are, here is how they can benefit your health.

  1. Helps Absorb Vitamins: Probiotics improves the body’s function to extract essential vitamins and minerals from the food we eat. With probiotics you will also benefit from bone health, improved memory, and better blood oxygenation.
  2. Better Immune System: Since probiotics balance out the good and bad bacteria in your intestine, it helps your body build a stronger immune system. Probiotics can kill harmful pathogens in the gut too.
  3. Remedies Constipation and Diarrhea: Whether you have issues with not going enough or going too much, probiotics will help you out. Probiotics are essential to restore balance and health to the digestive system. Once that is done, you can expect your bathroom problems to go away.
  4. Cancer Prevention: Studies have shown that probiotics prevent cancer and can even help slow cancerous tumor growth.
  5. Helps Fatigue: Strange but true, probiotics can help remedy chronic fatigue symptoms. Studies have found that there is a connection between the immune system, bacterial imbalance, and chronic fatigue.

Probiotics should become an every day part of your diet. Even if you do not eat dairy products, you can still experience the amazing benefits of probiotics through a supplement.

 

Story Credit, Image Credit: Homemade yogurt with honey and blackberries by city mama. Used under Creative Commons license.

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