It seems quite a hot topic right now: our gut flora seem to determine everything – from our waist size, to our moods, and to what sort of food we crave. It is estimated that there are 10 times as many bacteria living inside us, than there are cells in our body!! The image is of Lactobacilli – one of the beneficial bacteria in our gut!
This is one of many articles I have read – it’s from Dr. Mercola, where he says…
Did you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1? It’s true, and most of them reside in your gut.
But there really is no need to panic, most bacteria are quite harmless. Having the right bacteria in there has even been linked to numerous health benefits. This includes weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, better skin and a reduced risk of many diseases
This leads us to the topic at hand, probiotics. Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain these friendly bacteria, and are supposed to help colonize our guts with health-boosting microorganisms.
The importance of this can not be overstated. Taking care of your gut, and the friendly bacteria that reside there, may be one of the single most important things you can do for your health.
Read on to discover more about Probiotics…