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Probiotics - Health Or Hype?

Probiotics - Health Or Hype?

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.