Probiotics Do Giant Job in Dieting

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Probiotics are live microorganisms (bacteria) that keep the activity, vital capacity and effect our health well when getting into the gut in sufficient proportions. Scientists consider that natural bacteria reduce the risk of some of the cancer sorts, heart diseases and digestive disorders and help to lose weight.


“Good bacteria” help the gut to absorb calcium diminishing the risk of osteoporosis. It’s so easy to destroy the bacterial balance of the gastrointestinal tract microflora (it may happen if you take antibiotics), letting the harmful germs occupy different sections of the digestive tract and cause stomachaches, flatulence, vomit and bad mouth.

Probiotics are available in foods and dietary supplements (for example, capsules, tablets, and powders) and in some other forms as well.


The easiest way to replenish supplies of good bacteria in the belly is to drink a little bottle of live yogurt every day. It contains the bacteria of two groups, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium. High temperature kills these wholesome elements. That’s why you should take them just right up from the fridge or of room temperature. Don’t warm it up!

In addition to yogurt your can try some other probiotic containing products: artichokes, goat’s-beard, rolled oats, onion, leek, rye bread, oats.

Probiotics are great for the weight loss use. And if you include them into your diet, you can watch the flatulence at the beginning but it is a temporary thing as probiotics struggle against the bacteria that cause this affect.

Some fruit also has the probiotic effect (bananas in particular). But keep in mind the fact that all of the fruit and vegetables lose their healthy characteristics as time passes. So, the fresher, the better!

Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally existing in people’s guts, especially in those of breastfed infants (who have natural protection against many diseases).


If you’ve decided to try probiotics for some reasons you should know what the right probiotics are.

  • Probiotic drinks and supplements are better than yoghurts as they contain more friendly bacteria. But beware, some probiotic drinks are rich in sugar (more than 10g per 100g is considered high). So if you’re diabetic or watching your sugar intake, it’s best to opt for a pill.
  • Take products containing both bifidobacteria and lactobacilli as they work hand in hand for your health condition.
  • Check out the label for prebiotics (edible fibres that help pre-existing healthy gut flora to flourish); you’ll need at least 5g prebiotics a day for a real effect.
  • Prebiotics will be listed on the label as inulin or fructo-oligosaccharides. If you’re prone to diarrhoea or bloating, don’t take prebiotic-laden formulations without professional advice.
  • Make sure that the probiotic dose is high enough; you need at least ten million live micro- organisms.
  • Take your probiotics every day to see the benefit. Don’t leave days in between having them, whether you’re taking them short term or for longer.

Scientists can talk much about probiotics, but for us, women, the main words are already said about the magical remedy: it’s good for our gut and diet as well!

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