Friday, February 1, 2013

Probiotic Bacteria Benefits Your Heart

 Evidence is mounting that having an abundance of probiotic bacteria in one's gut is the basis of not only digestive, but heart health as well.  Found to be helpful in the treatment of many different types of health conditions, ranging from Crohn's to A.D.H.D., medical science has now discovered that probiotic bacteria also benefit heart health.  At the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions (2012) in Los Angeles, researchers announced  that taking a probiotic supplement might help prevent heart disease.

According to Mitchell L. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and a research assistant in the faculty of medicine at McGill University in Montreal, taking twice daily doses of a probiotic lowered key cholesterol-bearing molecules in the blood.   "Bad" cholesterol levels plunged and total cholesterol counts were healthier as a result.  In contrast to pharmaceutical treatments for lowering cholesterol, probiotic bacteria supplements have no negative side effects.

Aside from "popping probiotics," remember that truly healthful foods, digested properly, naturally produce friendly bacteria in your gut.  Processed foods, pasteurized/homogeonized dairy, refined sugar, and the like break down into toxic byproducts, including unfriendly yeasts.  Freshly cooked or raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains (other than wheat), legumes, nuts, seeds, and lacto-fermented vegetables are all excellent foods for feeding the healthy bacteria in your gut.  


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  1. Very informative article. Would be please if your article would come more often.
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  2. yes that's why probiotics many health experts suggested it to include in our diet everyday.