What Are Probiotics Foods

 

A Quick Overview About Probiotics

An overview of What Are Probiotics? How Do Probiotics Work? Does Your Body Need Additional Probiotics, Are Probiotics In Food, What Food Contain Probiotics?

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are “the good bacteria and yeasts” in your body’s intestines.

The average person’s digestive tract has approximately 400 types of probiotic bacteria.

How Do Probiotics (The Good Bacteria) Work?

Probiotics are good bacteria within your digestive tract that reduce the bad bacteria (harmful) in your digestive system.  

Does Your Body Need Additional Probiotics?

The National Institute of Health reports that some probiotics may help to prevent diarrhea that is caused by infections or antibiotics. Probiotics may also aid in symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. A majority of alternative medicine and functional medicine experts believe the body needs a supplemental source of probiotics after you have taken an antibiotic. When you take antibiotic, it removes the good and bad bacteria from your body. The probiotic supplement helps to restore the good bacteria to your digest system.

A majority of alternative medicine and functional medicine experts believe the body needs additional probiotics after you have taken an antibiotic and probiotic enhance your digestive health.

When you take antibiotic, it removes the good and bad bacteria from your body. The probiotic supplement helps to restore the good bacteria to your digest system.

There is not conclusive information on the effectiveness of probiotics. Not all probiotics have the same effects. The ingredients in probiotic brands can vary.  

 The Federal Drug Association does not oversee vitamins and supplements. Since probiotics are a supplement, probiotics do not have FDA approval.   

Are Probiotics In Food?

Yes, probiotics can be found in food. Here is a list of several sources of probiotics:

  • Yogurt
  • Miso
  • Sauerkraut
  • Buttermilk
  • Soy Drinks
  • Several Types of Pickles
  • Some Soft Cheeses

Please remember that supplements may interfere with other medicine you take so always talk with your doctor before you decide to begin a supplement.

Resources:

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/probiotics/introduction.htm

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/healthy_living/hic_Keeping_Your_Digestive_Tract_Healthy/hic-Probiotics

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/probiotics-topic-overview

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