The digestive tract is made up by millions of bacteria, both the so-called good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria lives as well in the intestines assisting with digesting, absorbing and fermenting of the food. The fine balance between the good and the bad bacteria can easily be disturbed from external sources such as from the food we eat or from the environmental we live in.
Toxin, chemicals, internal stress or illnesses affect our digestive system and when our body become stressed or when we enter into a fight or flight mode it disturb the fine balance of gut flora resulting in excess of the bad bacteria leading to stomach upset, constipation or diarrhea.
Probiotic are the good live bacteria living in our digestive system and needs as preventive measure to be maintained on a daily basis for healthy gut flora and need to be elevated in such times of disturbances. If prone to stomach upset, periods of antibiotic or stressful events with lack of sleep, eating food with naturally founds probiotic or by taken probiotic as a supplement will minimise such disturbance.
Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium which is the most common probiotic found in yogurt and dairy product is a good source to obtain probiotic, however as not all dairy product contain probiotic it is important to read the food label next time you go to the supermarket to identify such products. Many drinking yogurt contains probiotic, so drinking a probiotic on-the-go will support the digestive system.
Probiotic can be found in most fermented foods such as miso, sauerkraut, pickles and can also be found in green olives and dark chocolates, so there is a wide range of selections to obtain the probiotic.
Eating probiotic several times a week can help prevent colon cancer and improve the body’s immune response to colds and infections and maintain an overall stomach health.
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Originally posted 2017-08-22 07:03:35.