Probiotics a Must for a Healthy DietBy Prachi Priya - 13 February 2018
With most of us having junk or pesticide-laden food, often our gut suffers from this regular onslaught. Gut health is a premise for a healthier you! It is said that about 70% of our illnesses start in the gut. To counter effect the bad food our stomach has to ingest, probiotics nourish the good bacteria making you healthier. Here are the benefits of adding this wonder in your daily diet:
Having probiotics stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria. The harmful bacteria in the digestive tract is balanced with its intake. By having these, your digestive issues are solved and probiotics also fight problems like diarrhoea, intestinal infections, Crohn’s disease etc.
Inflammation is the root cause of many diseases. Probiotics are a must especially if you have foods which are high in fibre. Probiotics promote better health and give the body the ability to fight issues like diabetes and obesity. Studies also say regular intake increases healthy cholesterol levels in your body and also lowers risk of cardiovascular diseases.
By improving the body’s digestive system probiotics promote sustainable weight loss too. Having fibrous food helps in balancing the body’s blood sugar levels by preventing excess insulin release. These foods give you a sense of fullness and also regulate the appetite.
Probiotics help absorb minerals like magnesium, iron and calcium in the body. All these are important in making the bones stronger and thus prevent fractures. It has been found that having 8 grams of Probiotics a day gives essential calcium and minerals needed to the body.
What we eat daily and our regular eating habits often deplete the good bacteria in the gut. This is where Probiotics help as it replenishes the body’s store and helps build a stronger immune system.
Reduces Heart Disease Risk
Radicals which trigger inflammation and lower insulin resistance can be reduced with probiotics as it has a hypocholesterolemic effect. You reduce the body’s risk of arthritis, ischemic heart diseases and other autoimmune diseases as well.
Anxiety and depression are gut related issues as it has been proven that the body’s hormonal imbalances are strongly linked with the issues in the stomach. Thus taking care of it is important as the stomach absorbs and metabolizes nutrients from the foods we eat that further support neurotransmitter functions which create hormones responsible for controlling mood.