These bacteria begin to grasp at the moment we are born and the process continues throughout our lives. In recent years, researchers have begun to pay more attention to these bacteria and how they influence our health.

These are the reasons that intestinal bacteria are good for more than just our gut:

  1. Diabetes Prevention: A daily dose of probiotics (good bacteria) can help prevent weight gain and insulin resistance, according to a study conducted in mice and published in 2013 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry ("Beneficial metabolic effects of a probiotic via butyrate induced GLP-1 secretion ")
  2. Enhances urinary tract health: Probiotics may be beneficial in preventing urinary tract infections in women, according to a research review published in the journal Drugs in 2006.
  3. Allergy prevention: Women who take probiotics during pregnancy can reduce the chances of their children developing allergies, according to the available research evidence that was presented in an article in 2013 in the journal Pediatrics ("Probiotic Administration in Early Life, Atopy, and Asthma: A Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials ").
  4. Improves immunity: Probiotics can increase the activity of immune cells, according to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition ("The Evidence to Support Health Claims for Probiotics").
  5. Improving the reproductive health of women. Five strains of bacteria Lactobacillius (a type of probiotics) may be effective in combating the proliferation of Candida, a fungus that is often responsible for vaginal infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology.

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