The common perception of bacteria is that bacteria is harmful for health as it lead to bacterial diseases like Diahorea, dysentery, typhoid and many more. But the fact is there are many friendly bacteria which are good for health. They help in good digestion, produce vitamins and help fight against infection.
Pre and probiotics – it is a fact that to keep our body healthy we need a particular type of bacteria. This bacteria survives in small intestine and are called probiotic and they eat undigested carbohydrates called prebiotics. Prebiotics are non living while probiotics are living bacteria.
According to WHO eating probiotics supplements or food rich in probiotics help to provide substances that keep our body healthy. They increase the volume of probiotics and make our digestive system better. More so they help to kill the bad bacteria which enter our body through contaminated food.
Lactobasilus bacteria is one such probiotic bacteria. It are good for our digestion and a lack of this bacterial in our intestine triggers digestive problems. When you need to be on antibiotics medicines for some sickness, most of the time you will find that you get a digestive problem. This is so because the antibiotic medicines kill both bad and good bacteria in intestine and lack of good bacteria lead to digestion problem Hence doctors advise lactobasilus supplements to make the digestive system better. Natural sources of probiotics are curd, milk and a few leafy vegetables.
Electobasilii and byfido bacteria – this group of bacteria works as antioxidants. Free radicals from our metabolic system, lifestyle and environmentsl factors like sunlight, pollution affect and triggers the process of ageing. Good bacteria help to lessen the effect of these free radicals.
According to School of medicine Osaka university probiotics can play a significant role in nose infection and sinus.Lactobasilus casai, lactobasilus paracasai, lactobasilus acdophilus, and biafidobacteium logum are very useful in delaying the process of ageing.
In Spenza university Italy , a study on bacteria has reveled a capacity of bacteria to fight against viral diseases. Lactobasilus brabi is one such bacteria. According to university of turku if pregnant women are given food enriched with probiotics then it increases their lactation.
Bacteria can also help in controlling obesity. Obesity is associated with how much food you eat and what part is digested and what remain stored as fat. When you take bacterial supplments it help in good digestion of food and the food doesnot get stored in the body.
Some natural sources of good bacteria are curd and curd products like lassi, chhach, wholegrain, lentil and green vegetables. Alternatively one can take probiotic supplements after taking medical advice.