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The Role Of Probiotics In Digestive Health
Jan 2019

Probiotics are foods and supplements containing friendly bacteria that offer several health benefits. These live microorganisms, when administered in sufficient amounts, are good for health, predominantly for the digestive system. Probiotics are usually bacteria but there’re yeasts too that can function like a probiotic.

Benefits Of Probiotics
** Healthy Immune System: The good bacteria play a crucial role in the development as well as maintenance of the mucosal immune system in the gut, by restoring the gut bacteria’s natural balance.

** Reduction Of Weight And Belly Fat: Probiotics may aid in weight loss through different mechanisms. Some probiotics avert the absorption of dietary fat in the intestine. These can also give you a feeling of being fuller for a longer period, in addition to helping you store less fat and burn more calories.

** Psychological Health Support: Our guts are heavily related to our brains, because the gut produces higher amount of serotonin (moodinfluencing neurotransmitter) than the brain. Due to this profound inter-relationship, taking probiotics may aid in improving symptoms of mental health disorders like stress, depression and anxiety, among others.

** Healthy Heart: Probiotics may help in maintaining heart health by lowering bad cholesterol. Bile, a naturally found fluid that mostly contains cholesterol, helps in digestion. Probiotics break down bile, preventing it from being reabsorbed  in the stomach. Consuming probiotics can also lower blood pressure to a modest extent.