How Do Probiotics Work?
To understand how probiotics work, it helps to know that your body maintains a natural balance of good and bad bacteria. Probiotics help to maintain the balance of your gut bacteria as well as act directly on cells in the digestive system.
But things like medicines, stress, and diet can disturb the natural balance of gut bacteria. For instance, heavy and greasy foods can impact the balance of bacteria in the gut. Replacing heavy greasy foods with fresh fruits and vegetables can help.
Certain probiotics help maintain the balance by adding good bacteria to your gut. In fact, some evidence suggests that adding probiotics as part of an overall balanced diet and healthy lifestyle can help support your immune and digestive functions.
Experts agree that daily consumption of probiotics is most beneficial. One of the best ways to create a new daily habit is to start early in the day before life gets in your way (or you run out of willpower)! Incorporate probiotics into your morning routine. Enjoying breakfast with a probiotic yogurt is just one simple way to get started.