Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are present naturally in the human body. Healthy bacteria aids in the elimination of excess bad bacteria, restoring balance. Probiotic supplements are a way to enrich your diet with beneficial bacteria.
This is a combination of living healthy bacteria and yeasts that exist in one’s body naturally and keep the body healthy and functioning correctly.
These abilities include:
Functioning properly in your intestine after consumption.
Have a definite advantage for you.
Is safe to consume.
How do probiotics work?
The beneficial microbes mainly can be found in the gut (mostly large intestines) and mouth. Probiotics are primarily responsible for maintaining a proper balance in your body and reducing inflammation. Certain forms of beneficial bacteria can also:
- Enable the body to digest food properly.
- Prevent bad bacteria from taking over and making you sick.
- Help the cells that make up the intestine to keep harmful bacteria out of the bloodstream that might enter one’s body through food or drinks.
- Breakdown and absorption of the medication.
Probiotics can be present in a variety of foods, including yogurt. Some examples of probiotic-rich foods to include in your diet are:
- Fermented pickles.
- Sourdough bread.
- Cottage cheese.
- Miso soup.
Aside from food, you can incorporate probiotics into your diet through nutritional supplements. A probiotic supplement can be taken in a variety of ways. They can be found in foods, drinks, capsules, pills, powders, liquids.
Though including probiotic-rich foods in your diet will not adversely affect you, balance is still essential. Excessive consumption of a single food prevents your body from reaping the benefits of other food types.
Certain people should proceed cautiously when taking probiotic supplements. Some people are at risk of infection. People with a weakened immune system are among those who fall into this category (those going through chemotherapy for example), individuals suffering life-threatening illness, and people who recently underwent surgery.
Before beginning any supplements, consult with your healthcare provider.
Text by: Ipsita Ghosh, IBTN9