From your weight to your cholesterol to your digestive system, probiotics just might be the missing weapon in your battle for optimal health. The most recent studies delving into these nifty bacteria indicate that we may not even know their potential power for good when it comes to weight loss.
By maintaining the right balance of three probiotics — Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Lactobacillus reuteri — you can lose weight, reduce your cholesterol and help prevent type 2 diabetes.
In addition, a recent study showed that taking a probiotic that contained other good bacteria, such as Advanced Probiotic Balance, helps curb cravings.
Also consider the following probiotics:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus is helpful for your digestion. Find it in probiotic yogurt and fermented soy products like miso and tempeh. It’s also available in supplement form, such as Bacid with Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduces inflammation to help with weight loss and insulin resistance. Fermented soy and milk as well as probiotic yogurt contains it. Supplement options include Nexabiotic 21-strain Multi-probiotic Supplement with Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Infantis, Saccharomyces Boulardii.
- Lactobacillus reuteri reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol and lowersyour risk of coronary heart disease. It’s also available in supplement form, such as Nature’s Way Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls.