The bacteria in your body outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1. Most of these bacteria reside in your gut, and the majority are quite harmless. Having the right gut bacteria is linked to numerous health benefits. These include:
- Weight loss
- Improved digestion
- Enhanced immune function
- Healthier skin
- Better mood
Plus there is a reduced risk of many diseases. Probiotics, which are a certain type of friendly bacteria, provide health benefits when eaten. They are often taken as supplements that are supposed to colonize your gut with health-boosting microorganisms.
Here’s our simple beginner’s guide to probiotics.
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