Probiotics are live microorganisms, usually bacteria and certain yeasts, which when consumed can provide a wide range of benefits. One can get probiotics from foods prepared with bacterial fermentation like curd or yoghurt (with added strains of bacteria). Probiotic supplements and fermented vegetables (Sauerkraut & Kimchi) are also a good source of Probiotics. Probiotics which are often called 'good or helpful bacteria' help in maintaining the right ratio of good to bad bacteria in the gut.
Here's how these microorganisms can be good for our health:
- Probiotics help in reducing incidence of 'antibiotics associated Diarrhoea' by 42%, a study stated. It also provides relief from 'travel diarrhoea' and 'infectious diarrhoea'.
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