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Pro-biotic is living microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria”.
Probiotics have been defined as live microbial feed supplements that beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Most often, the probiotic bacteria’s come from two groups, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium.
What are the sources of probiotics & what are the benefits they provide?
Yogurt is the primary food source containing probiotic. L. acidophilus is added to milk after pasteurization to convert milk into yogurt through a process called fermentation. Processing and heating yogurt after fermentation can kill the live bacteria so products must be handled properly to ensure live cultures.
Other sources of probiotics include:
What are the health benefits of consuming probiotics?
It’s a common misconception that all bacteria or micro organims are harmful for health. There are several bacteria which help your body function smoothly!
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