Probiotics are about, friendly and health providing bacterias, mostly found in the gut and skin . You must be wondering to know that Bacteria and that too ,health friendly. But it’s a fact that human body harbour approx 100 trillion bacterias in the gut and on the skin surface of the body. Most of them are health-friendly and neutralize the disease causing bacterias to keep us disease free. Whenever their ratio is altered in the form of reduced health friendly bacteria, we get various diseases.
What are the Health friendly Bacterias ? They are found on the skin durfaces and mainly in the large bowel. I’ll focus mainly on the Gut bacterias They are Lactobacilli .
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus.- Good for diarrhoea Acne and Vaginal health
- Lactobacillus Rhamnosus.-They support gastrointetinal system and eczema.
- Lactobacillus plantarum- They reduce inflammatory process .
- Beides there are other friendly bacteias like. Bacillus coagulans .Lactococcus lactis.Escerichai Coli.
PROBIOTICS BENIFIT.-1 Maintains and balances digestive system ,therby controlls – constipation or diarrhoea. 2 -Replenishes the defficiency of good bacteria causesd by antibiotics or by the diseases 3. Anti inflammatory property thus minimizes any type of bowel discomfort 4- lowers the absorption of ingested fatty food and excretes it in faeces ,therby contolls obesity. 5 -Boosts immune response of the body. 6- Also balances mental health and reduces anxiety and depression. 7- Protect against allergy ,specially gluten and lactose . 8 – Maintains healthy skin and hairs. 9–It controlls eczema on the skin surfaces. 10-Also contolls the fungal infections of the vagina and keep it healthy. 11- Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
FACTORS REDUCING FRIENDLY BACTERIAS – 1 -Various diseases 2- Use of Antibiotics. 3- Over / long term medications 4- Stress and Anxiety 5 – Smoking and over Alcohol consumption. 6- High Sugar diet 7 -Sedentary habit and lack of excericse 8-Disturbed or Poor sleep quality 9- Junk foods ,Processed food / refined products. 10 Gluten or lacose allergy.
NAURAL SOURCES OF PROBILTCS; 1 – Yogurt / Curd 2 – Kefir -A dairy product 3 -Butter milk 4 All the fermented products 5-Paneer 6 Cheese – 7- Kambucha ( Femented black tee) 8-Indian food like Idli Dosa ,Dhokla ,Kadhi etc. 9-Pickles. 10-Apple Cedar Vineger . All the fermented foods or other things contain lot of it.
PREBIOTICS – Subastances that boosts the effect of probiotics or fortify the growth of health friendly bacterias .They are mostly in fibre forms .They serves as food / medium for probiotics. Examples are Bananas, Apples.Oat ,soyabeans .Onions , barley ,Aspargus etc.
SUPPLEMENTS-There are many drug supplement in capsules form containing mainly lactobacilus in units or combinations of Prebiotics and Probiotics or Minerals.and Vitamins .
With the above facts, it is evident that Probiotics are health-friendly bacterias . Its balance must be maintained in the body to keep body disease free and healthy. Satish Tripathi sctri48