Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
The fourth of July is just around the corner, but if an individual is not careful, their holiday celebrations can be ruined by indulging in traditional food delights. Robert Raga with Probiotics Expert has taken a moment to tell the public how their holiday celebration can be a healthy one.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and fried chicken are all so tempting, and it’s inevitable that we over-indulge. But those holiday favorites, says Robert Raga, can wreak havoc with our digestive tracts, especially as we get older.
Mr. Raga went on to explaining that it’s likely for these fatty, greasy foods to trigger bloating and severe intestinal cramping. Just when everyone is ready to kick back and enjoy fireworks lighting up the night sky, they have their own fireworks exploding within their stomach.
Especially when more than 100 million of us have digestive ailments of one kind or another anyway, even on a non-holiday.
Apart from trying to eat more of the salads and stuff, they don’t really want the best course of action is to proactively take probiotics, according to doctors and nutritionists.
The word probiotic comes from the Greek and the literal translation is “for life.”
Renowned expert and best-selling author Andrew Weil, M.D. explains, “Probiotics are edible products containing the helpful or ‘friendly’ bacteria (usually Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium) that normally inhabit the human digestive tract. In the intestinal tract, these beneficial microbes help complete the digestive process, and some assist in the production of vitamins.
“Probiotics are used to increase the number of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. They can help to keep the digestive system in balance and functioning optimally, restore normal flora, and may support immune system function, especially when a person is taking antibiotics, which can wipe out intestinal bacteria indiscriminately, including those that help keep the intestinal tract healthy.”
Our digestive tract is filled with both bad and good bacteria. Too much bad bacteria can lead to ailments such as Chron’s disease, colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulitis, Candida, constipation and diarrhea.
The trouble is that we have become really negligent in the way that we treat our bodies, says writer Lara Swanson, adding on Probacto.com, “Our current lifestyles, diets and habits are all causation factors for a deficient intestinal tract. Our diets, stress, toxic chemicals in our food, water, and environment, consumption of alcohol and frequent use of antibodies are not only causing damage to our intestinal cells, but are also depleting the healthy supply of beneficial bacteria our body provides.”
Many of us may have spent most of our lives abusing our gastro-intestinal system. But it’s never too late to begin eating healthier and, as a safeguard against those special holidays when we over-indulge, protect ourselves with a daily regimen of probiotics.
According to Probacto, research in support of various strains of probiotics for specific ailments continues to build. Scientific understanding of the entire subject may well revolutionize our understanding of health and disease, and deliver solutions. Everyone needs probiotics daily not only for digestive health but also for immune health.
How important are probiotics? Christiane Northrup, M.D., A well-known authority and author of the New York Times best-seller, “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom,” proclaims, “I consider probiotics one of the most useful—and underutilized—modalities available for preserving health.”