Probiotics are friendly bacteria that offer many health benefits. Choosing the right probiotic supplement can benefit your overall health and well-being.
The bacteria in our bodies outnumber our cells by about 10 to 1? There are both beneficial and harmful bacteria and the ideal balance for our bodies is around 85 percent good bacteria and 15 percent bad. The purpose of probiotics is to help to maintain this ratio.
Consuming probiotics through natural food sources like yogurt is one way to introduce the helpful bacteria into our guts and dairy foods have been shown to potentially buffer stomach acid and bile thus protecting the bacteria and ensuring it reaches its required destination.