Health Benefits of Probiotics,
In the past years, there had been a lot of talk about the benefits of Probiotics, and many wondered if Probiotics are really beneficial or is just a lie.
Well, the truth is not all Probiotics are made equal. Some manufacturers offer products that when consumed, die in the stomach even before it reaches the digestive system, thus offer no benefits. Knowing what to look for and how to compare the products, is really the key on choosing a good Probiotic Product.
What are Probiotics you may ask? Here is a description from Webmd, “ Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. “
Probiotics have been discovered in early mid 20th century due to the work of Elie Metchnikoff who is widely considered to be the father of “ Probiotics”, he “had observed that rural dwellers in Bulgaria lived to very old ages despite extreme poverty and harsh climate. He theorized that health could be enhanced and senility delayed by manipulating the intestinal microbiome with host-friendly bacteria found in sour milk. Since then, research has continued to support his findings along with suggesting even more benefits.” (Medicinenet.com)
Probiotics offer many benefits, it is not only very good for your health but helps improve/maintain health during old age. Here is a good article on the health benefits here. The discussion should not be at this point about whether Probiotics offer health benefits but rather what to look for in a good Probiotic Product, how to choose one.
When choosing for a good probiotic supplement, it is important that it meets certain criteria, such as;
In conclusion, as always consult with your doctor before starting any health programs. Furthermore, do your research on any product before using it.
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease.
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