Top 5 Reasons To Take Probiotics!
1. You’re probably not getting enough from your yogurt
It’s true that all yogurt is cultured with probiotics, but not all yogurt contains live cultures in the finished product. This is because yogurt must be pasteurized, or heated, to kill off potentially pathogenic bacteria. Unfortunately, this also kills off the beneficial bacteria the yogurt was cultured with.
2. Probiotics boost your vitamins and minerals
Probiotics have been shown to improve the bioavailability of many essential vitamins and minerals. The intestinal bacteria help to manufacture some of your B vitamins, especially B-12, vitamin K, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc to name a few.
3. Probiotics help to balance intestinal bacteria from overuse of antibiotics
Antibiotics not only kill off bad bacteria but they are very effective at killing off friendly bacteria. Antibiotics have increasingly been added into the human food chain via animal feed, causing an increased risk of bacterial imbalances among humans.
4. Probiotics support nutrient digestion
Some bacteria produce enzymes that the body then uses to break down food particles to allow for nutrient absorption. Our bacteria are especially helpful in the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates such as starches, fibres and sugars.
5. Probiotics help reduce inflammation
Beneficial bacteria have the ability to inhibit chemical pathways responsible for the infl ammatory process in our body. This is extremely useful in the control of inflammation, which leads to most every disease.
Did you know?
70 – 80% of your immune system is found within your gut. That means that the gut is the body’s primary defense. Taking a daily probiotic is one of the best things you can do to boost your immunity.