It is a well-known fact that when you consume antibiotics, it helps you fight infections, but at the same time, it also destroys the ‘good’ bacteria in your intestines.
The ‘good’ bacteria is the one responsible for a number of things within our body that, basically, help you keep your body lean and your inner constitution running smooth.
When you gain weight, it could be because of the lack of good bacteria and your body can be affected by a number of disorders, including type 2 diabetes. Your body also undergoes a number of ailments that can affect your blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
You need to have a good number of bacteria in your gut to fight all of this. The more variety of good bacteria, the better it is for your body. This makes a healthy gut.
A healthy gut can help you burn more calories from the food you consume. Therefore, there is far less storage of unnecessary fat within your body and around your vital organs. It also releases hormones that ensure you feel satiated and help regulate your blood sugar levels.
Probiotics provide all the necessary good bacteria so your gut remains healthy. You may be ingesting antibiotics unknowingly through the meat you consume. Farmers are known to depend on antibiotics to keep their animals infection-free, and also to fatten them. If you add probiotics to your diet regularly, you help restore all the good bacteria that the antibiotics have killed.
You can easily get probiotics from supplements, but a far better way is to depend on probiotics from direct food sources such as curd, yogurt, kefir, and even cultured vegetables, such as kimchi.