Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Benefits of Our Gut Microbes

"Twenty-four hours a day our gut flora work to help us thrive. Here’s a top five list of chores the microbes do for us:

  1. Prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria by recognizing and squashing out the invaders that might make us sick.
  2. Aid digestion by breaking down food, extracting nutrients and even synthesizing some nutrients (such as vitamin K and biotin).
  3. Regulate the constant regeneration of the gut lining.
  4. Produce hormones that regulate fat storage.
  5. Prevent depression."

Probiotics- And going with your gutt (Cynthia Lair)