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Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

Probiotics, which are becoming increasingly trendy, can actually help obese adults to beat the bulge, according to a recent study. Heidi Borgeraas from the Vestfold Hospital Trust in Tønsberg, Norway and colleagues examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on body weight, BMI, fat mass, and fat percentage in overweight or obese subjects. Previous research has also associated probiotics with weight loss and good sleep. The authors conducted a meta-analysis to calculate the weighted mean difference between the intervention and control groups. Data were included for 15 studies with 957 subjects, with…

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Prebiotic Foods Versus Probiotics: What’s Best For Our Diet?

For quite a long while, probiotic bacteria and yeast were considered the hero of the stomach, fighting to swell the amount of ‘friendly’ bacteria in the gut i.e. bacteria that may have been depleted by stress, illness, certain medicines, or an improperly-balanced diet that is low on fiber. Probiotics were said to battle with IBS, diarrhoea and stomach-related ailments and subsequently even improve skin conditions, clear up allergies, and generally reduce nagging health conditions. However, later studies showed that most of the probiotics being ingested were actually not completely effective….

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Boost your immunity with probiotics and ayurveda

Too many late nights in a row, stressful environments, hurried meals and fast food binges could harm your immune system. Experts in ayurveda say that the demands of a hectic lifestyle create an imbalance in the digestive system causing accumulation of toxins — ama. And with this, comes constipation, diarrhoea, gas problems, fatigue and lack of immunity. Ayurveda to the rescue Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest medical systems aims at the protection of aayu or life, through therapeutics, meditation and other measures for enhancing the physical, mental, social and…

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