Probiotics - Health Or Hype?
- 9 Months ago
Last week I attended a scientific program on probiotics and health, organised for the dietitians of Bangalore. A lot of facts and opinions were presented by 2 gastroenterologists, a nutritionist and a clinical researcher. At the end of the session, I concluded that decades ago our grandmothers already knew the importance of probiotics in our diet!
Probiotics are nothing but gut-friendly bacteria which are beneficial for our health. Human gut has about 400 to 500 types of microbes and each person has a different mix of friendly bacteria.