You’ve heard about the “bad” bacteria that can make you sick. But did you know there are also “good” bacteria that can actually improve your health?
These beneficial bacteria are called probiotics, from the Latin and Greek words meaning “for life.”
In this information-packed report, you’ll learn:
How probiotics can give your health a major boost. The latest research shows that probiotics may offer benefits against a range of health conditions, including allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, heart disease, and gastrointestinal (GI) problems. Probiotics may even help with weight loss! The guide covers all of the ways probiotics are linked to good health.
The different kinds of probiotics and their benefits. As there are different strains of probiotics offering different health benefits. For example, L. acidophilus has been shown to support healthy digestion and immune function, while B. longum blocks unfriendly bacteria and yeast. With the report you’ll know which probiotics are right for your health needs.
An overview of foods rich in probiotics-foods naturally loaded with probiotics — for example, yogurt, kombucha, tempeh, miso, and sauerkraut — with tips on how to serve them. (As you might have noticed, these are all fermented foods — it’s the fermentation process that creates probiotics.)
What to consider when choosing probiotic supplements. If you’re not a fan of fermented foods, you can still enjoy the health benefits of probiotics by taking a probiotic supplement (but check with your doctor first to make sure supplements are right for you). The guide explains what to look for in a probiotic supplement, in terms of quality and quantity of the bacteria, as well as the types of strains included. You also get a handy chart listing common probiotic supplement brands and the bacteria they contain, along with the number of bacteria per dose and other key information.
The evidence is clear: probiotics can play an important role in achieving and maintaining good health. Are you ready to discover what probiotics can do for your health and wellbeing?
Howard E. LeWine, M.D.
Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing