Are Probiotics good for you ?

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Probiotics are a kind of living bacteria or yeast that are good for our body and health especially for our digestive system.

We usually think bacteria or yeast are the cause of our illness but all kinds of bacteria or yeast is not bad many of them are good too.

For example Curd is made from the fermentation of the lactose in milk by the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus to produce lactic acid.

Probiotics when consumed provide health benefits by improving and restoring flora of the gut.

Types of Probiotics

There are mainly three types of bacteria classified as probiotics. They all have different benefits.

  1. Lactobacillus bulgaricus – This is the most common probiotic. You will get this type in your yogurt and other fermented foods. It helps people who can’t digest lactose, the sugar in milk.
  2. Bifidobacterium – it’s found in some dairy products. It may help treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. Saccharomyces boulardii – It is the yeast found in probiotics. It helps to fight diarrhea and other digestive problems.

Probiotics treat many health problems

  1. Skin conditions (Eczema)
  2. Prevent some types of allergies
  3. Boost immune system to fight against flu and cold
  4. Treat irritable bowel syndrome
  5. Treat infectious diarrhea

Food that contain good quality of Probiotics

  1. Yogurt
  2. Banana
  3. Pickles
  4. Coconut
  5. Apple cider vinegar
  6. Raw milk

Side-Effects of too much Probiotics

  1. Bloating
  2. Increase in gas
  3. Constipation
  4. Unpleasant in digestive system
  5. Headaches
  6. Risk of some infections may be

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Surajit jana

My name is Surajit Jana from India. I am an Electrical Engineer by profession. Bodybuilding and Fitness is my passion. I love being fit and have a good healthy physique. I have been in practice for the last 6 years. Now i think being fit myself should also help others to stay fit. The main purpose of creating and developing Health Image is to spread wellness knowledge and health awareness.


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