How Does Your Digestive System Affect Your Health: Benefits of Probiotics

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down nutrients and delivering them to the body. The digestive system includes the liver, large intestine, small intestine, stomach and pancreas. Some of the common health problems of the digestive system are:
• Heartburn
• Gastroenteritis
• Colitis
• Ulcer
• Diverticulitis

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Probiotics are the good bacteria and yeast that your digestive system needs to function properly. There are two types of probiotics. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus can be found in fermented food and yogurt while Bifidobacterium, can be found in dairy products. Probiotics are naturally found in the body too. Probiotics have spiked in the list of must have supplements this past decade. Doctors have suggested adding probiotics in your diet to help relieve or cure digestive problems.

Here is the great relation of the digestive system and probiotics.

Ulcer and Probiotics
Probiotics help disband toxins that can affect the stomach lining and lessens possibility of ulcers.

Infection and Probiotics
If you suffer from infections the balance of good bacteria in your gut decreases. Making you more susceptible to diseases and ailments. Increase good bacteria and fight of infection but consuming foods that are high in probiotics.

Probiotics and Digestion
Digestion and probiotics always go hand in hand. Enzymes found in probiotics boost digestion. If you suffer from indigestion, flatulence, or dyspepsia add yogurts or fermented soy in your diet.

Probiotics and your immune system
Probiotics increase immunity in the body and trains it to fight foreign germs and viruses.

Probiotics and diarrhea
Antibiotics can kill good bacteria in the gut. Diarrhea can be cured by taking antibiotics. Regain the good bacteria you lost from diarrhea and the antibiotic by adding probiotic rich food in your diet. Eating foods that are rich in bifidobacterium can cure diarrhea.

Probiotics can be taken in supplement forms or through the food you eat. Probiotic supplements are deemed to be safe. Some can have minor side effects such as diarrhea, gas, bloating and stomach pain during the first week of taking the supplement. It can sometimes trigger allergic reactions on some individuals. Consult your doctor before taking in probiotic supplements and inform them of present condition and medication you are taking.

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