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Good bacteria

Improve your good bacteria count for better well-being.

BILLIONS of bacteria live in our digestive system. However, this does not mean that they cause illnesses and must be rid from our bodies.

There are “good” bacteria that we should nurture and allow to proliferate. The key is to have a high level of “good” bacteria co-existing with low- level of “harmful” bacteria.

The beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract help us absorb food and minerals. Two examples are the bifidobacterium which is the main and important component amongst the bacteria strains in the gut. The second is lactobacillus acidophilus or commonly known as acidophilus, and together, they suppress harmful bacteria.

What happens when the equilibrium is unbalanced? The digestive can be affected in many ways. However, there are signs that will prompt us to be on the alert.

Diarrhoea, gas, abdominal pains, vomiting, cramps, indigestion and bloating are some conditions that tell us something is not right.

Below are some tips to good digestive and gut health.

Load up on those beneficial bacteria

Live cultures of “good” bacteria like bifidobacterium and acidophilus can be found in most yoghurt or yoghurt drinks.

Nowadays, these products come in a multitude of flavours to suit all consumers.

Boost the number of these microorganisms that live in the gut to kill off the “bad” bacteria.

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