Have you ever wanted to go beyond your current health level? Most women are aware of the types of things that they need to do in daily life to maintain a status quo of wellness, such as eating right, exercising, sleeping regularly, and not over-indulging too often. However, what if there was more you could do? There is a tiny yet expansive world inside each person populated by bacteria that have a powerful impact on human health, vitality, and longevity. These tiny organisms help us to live by making processes inside our bodies possible, and they are often divided into two main groups. If you know about these groups of bacteria, you can make proactive choices to boost your health!
These bacteria are generally helpful because they are responsible for many of the processing functions. These are “friendly” bacteria that normally live in our digestive, urinary, and genital systems without causing disease.
When children are made, they receive them from their mother. Some of these bacteria such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus, are related to breaking down sugars into lactic acid. Lactic acid is one substance made in the body that is helpful in the fight against harmful strains of bacteria. There is also evidence that suggests that there are a few disorders that can be caused by a lack of these bacterial populations.
Modern advances have brought us the marvelous advancements in medicine with antibiotics, but studies have shown that antibiotics tend to have a harmful effect on the good or helpful populations of gut flora, so it might be necessary to supplement the bacteria by ingesting alternate sources of Lactobacillus.
What can you do to combat these losses? Many of these helpful strains can be found in foods such as yogurt, kefir and other fermented food types, such as sauerkraut. There are also a number of supplement based probiotic solutions available.
According to Healthline.com, Bifidobacteria are a group of bacteria called probiotics that normally live in your intestines and stomach. They help your body perform essential functions such as digestion and staving off harmful bacteria. These bacteria play a heavy role in controlling elimination, aiding in digestion, and even have the ability to repair damage from carcinogenic sources in the body.
Scientists now believe that over 3/4 of our immune system is kept in our intestinal tract, with over 500 species of bacteria in the mix. With such a large population of bacteria living in us, it should be of little surprise that we depend on them so heavily for the various functions they serve on a daily basis. Many Bifidobacteria reside within the colon and large intestine.
Foods that help to promote Bifidobacteria are:
yogurt with added cultures
kefir, a fermented milk drink
fermented foods including kimchi, tempeh, miso, and pickles
So next time you need to grab a snack, consider building up your healthy gut bacteria, with one of the above foods or beverages. As you build your healthy gut bacteria, you will notice better digestion, more energy, and a healthier immune system.