Probiotics are useful for the whole body!
Probiotics are friendly bacteria in the intestines. Gradually, the researchers realized that probiotics significantly affect the blood pressure, obesity, allergies, mood…
Today is known that probiotics not only contribute to better digestion. They provide serious health benefits, which include the following:
The anticancer effect
University of California researchers gave one group of mice only anti-inflammatory intestinal bacteria, while the second gave the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory bacteria in the proportions of what is normally found in the intestines. They found that mice fed the beneficial bacteria produce microbes that are known to prevent cancer. Good bacteria also reduce damage to the genes. In another study, the mice with the most common type of liver cancer were fed probiotics. It has been shown that the decrease in these tumors, 42%, and the blood supply to the tumor by 52%, compared to the mice that were not treated. Both studies show that probiotics have potent anti-cancer effect.
Help weight loss
A research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that probiotic can help women lose weight and maintain a desirable body weight. Respondents who took the pills from the family of probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnoses lost weight almost twice as much than in those who were given placebo.
They protect the body from heavy metals. Researchers from the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotic Research at the Lawson Institut were giving probiotic to pregnant women and found that in 78% of them were reduced absorption of arsenic, 36% absorption of mercury. Arsenic and mercury are common heavy metals that are, unfortunately, found in food and water, and are linked to some cancers, as well as reduced intelligence in children.
A study published in the journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology found that probiotics alleviate symptoms of seasonal allergies in subjects such as sneezing and stuffy nose. A survey of Chicago and the University of Naples found that the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnoses GG (LGG) managed to eliminate intolerance to milk in some children.Other research has shown that the same probiotic helped to alleviate peanut allergy in 80% of children who were given probiotic to reduce this problem.
Lowering the pressure
A study published in the journal Hypertension found that in patients who consume probiotics on a daily basis for two months (yogurt or supplements), systolic blood pressure dropped an average of 3.6 mmHg and the diastolic pressure by 2.4 mmHg. Researchers believe that the probiotic act on the blood pressure indirectly – by helping with the regulation of cholesterol, blood glucose, and insulin resistance.
It sounds strange, but it’s true because studies conducted in two universities in Toronto and in Leiden (the Netherlands) found that the healthy subjects, who took probiotics, which include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, were significantly less prone to sad moods in relation to the control group which did not take probiotics. Also, the consumption of probiotics during the two months is helping patients who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome reduce the feeling of depression and anxiety. Scientists believe that probiotics achieve this by stimulating the production of L-tryptophan, which is a neurotransmitter that stimulates good mood.