” Today, more than 95% of all the chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies & lack of physical exercise”- Mike Adams
I, found this quote be extremely true when i had the pleasure to attend the bloggers meet held by ” Dupont, which was focused on creating awareness about the incorporation of probiotics in our diets.
What are Probiotics & why are they necessary?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. Your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. The amount of good bacteria present in your body is almost the size of your fist.
You can find probiotics in supplements and some foods, like yogurt, Kefir, miso soup etc.
What should I look for on the labels of probiotic foods?
The first thing you want to look for is the full probiotic name, which includes the genus, species, and then the strain. Many products containing probiotics list only the genus and species on the package, such as “bifidobacterium lactis”.
But you must look out for these factors as well :
- The strain used in the product.
- How much of the probiotic each serving of the product contains.
- The research that suggested a health benefit from the probiotic in question, and the amount of probiotic that was used in the research.
Can you name some probiotic products manufactured by Dupont?
- Howaru premium probiotics
- Florafit probiotics
Howaru Premium Probiotics again have a few products which are concern specific like ;
. Howaru Balance Probiotics for healthy digestive system and immune health
. Howaru Bifido Probiotics used in ice creams and confectionaries to give added benefits
. Howaru Early Life probiotics for children
. Howaru Shape for getting fit & boosting metabolism.
Topic of discussion in the Meet :
The topic of discussion in the meet was categorised into 3 parts :
- Availability of the probiotics & where can we get them.
- The necessity of incorporating probiotics in your diet.
- The health & emotional and mental benefits of probiotics.
What do you mean by Emotional & Mental Benefits of Probiotics?
We all are very well versed with the health benefits of probiotics like better immune system, better digestive health, clearing up of allergies, etc., but do we know that probiotics have proven to be a great way to improve your emotional & mental health as well?
Here is an excerpt to throw some light on this :
Both animal and human studies find that probiotic supplements can improve some mental health disorders (15).
A review of 15 human studies found supplementing with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus strains for 1–2 months can improve anxiety, depression, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and memory (15).
One study followed 70 chemical workers for 6 weeks. Those who consumed 100 grams of probiotic yogurt per day or took a daily probiotic capsule experienced benefits for general health, depression, anxiety and stress (16).
Benefits were also seen in a study of 40 patients with depression
Panel discussion with the experts :
Prateek Nag, Regional Product Manager introduced the concept of the “good bacteria” & answered a few questions on how probiotics can be introduced.
Dr. Anders Henriksson from Dupont Nutrition and Probiotics in Food spoke about the Science of Probiotics & mental health benefits of probiotics.
Whereas, Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi spoke about the role of probiotics in medicines.
The meet ended on a very positive note about trying to be a part of the journey to get healthy with probiotics.
Thank you team #dupont #ebixadamindia for having me over.
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