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  • Benefits of Lactobacillus Acidophilus – 4 Other Reasons You Should Eat More “Bacteria”

    Learn more about the other benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus, in addition to its digestive function.

    August 13, 2013 | Related: ,


    Benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus

    Lactobacillus acidophilus is known as the good bacterium that soothes any digestive problems. But these beneficial bugs are more than just digestive aids as they could also enhance your health in many ways. Truly, there are many benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus.

    Listed below are the other benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus or the use of probiotics, according to various researches.

    1. Keeping a healthy heart

    Probiotics have been discovered to be good to your heart. Researchers in Canada discovered that people who regularly ate yoghurt that contains a strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus managed to lower their LDL or bad cholesterol levels by 9% in over one month.

    2. Cleaning your teeth and gums

    Apart from lowering the LDL, probiotics can also reduce strains of bacteria that can cause diseases in the gums and cavities. Thanks to Lactobacillus reuteria and bifidobacterium.

    3. Reducing anxiety levels

    According to British Journal of Nutrition research, people who are taking supplements that contain certain strains of lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium longum are less stressed than those individuals who aren’t taking any.

    4. Lowering frequency of coughs and colds

    Probiotics are also beneficial in reducing the number of infections in the upper respiratory tract. Furthermore, they can also reduce your risk of suffering from bad cold.

    Unfortunately, not all probiotic supplements contain the right good bacteria that can help you obtain these benefits. Thus, make sure that you get them from natural foods. Researchers recommend eating yoghurt that has live active cultures. Eating fermented foods, such as dairy and soy, may also provide you the beneficial number of probiotics.

    Be sure to consult your doctor about the right dose when taking Lactobacillus acidophilus or probiotics supplements.


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