Last Updated on August 13, 2020
Probiotics have an important role to play in establishing a healthy gut flora.
There was a fascinating study conducted in Russia in 2019 that looked at the impact of adding probiotics to yogurt. One hundred fifty volunteers participated in the study. The microbiome of each subject was checked on day one and day 30.
Each participant had 125 milliliters of yogurt with a small amount of added probiotics twice a day.
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After 30 days, they noticed an increase in bifidobacteria. The more bifidobacteria in the gut, the more effectively lactose can be broken down by the body. Being able to digest nutrients more effectively provides a boost to the immune system as well as providing the body with more amino acids.
Other studies have found that higher bifidobacteria levels are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Don’t let people pull the wool over your eyes and tell you that probiotics are a waste of time, and they’re useless. The Russians have been studying probiotics now for well over 100 years, and the benefits are profound.