If you swear by eating fruits, you’re in luck: According to researchers from Brazil, you can add probiotics to your fruit salad to make a delicious and nutrient-packed alternative to functional foods. In their study, published in Food Science and Technology, the team investigated the potential of fruit salads to be used as carriers of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, a probiotic known to aid in treating conditions like colic, rotavirus, irritable bowel syndrome, and even traveler’s diarrhea.
To date, most electricity-generating bacteria have come from weird environments, but researchers have found more than 100 in the human microbiome, both pathogenic and probiotic.
Let’s be honest. Food is good. Good food is even better. A lot of our favorite foods, however, are classified as processed foods. And while not all of it is completely bad for us, much of what we consume on a daily basis, we do so at our own risk.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), otherwise known as acid reflux, affects an extraordinary number of adults worldwide. According to the journal Gut, between 18 and 28 percent of the adults in North America suffer from the disease, as do 9 to 26 percent of Europeans and up to 33 percent in the Middle East.1 Those numbers appear to be rising.
Rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life is often reduced during seasonal allergies.
An imbalance of gut bacteria in the digestive system contributes to numerous ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, cognitive issues, immune system suppression and even cancer.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States – with some experts putting the incidence at 25 percent of the population.
Researchers from the University of Missouri revealed that probiotics can be used to enhance soil quality. The findings of the study were published in the journal Agroforestry Systems.
While most people are aware of the health hazards of eating too many processed foods, conventional ‘wisdom’ would have us believe that the connection between our diet and disease is more “complex,” than it really is.
Depression is becoming all too common, and so, too, are antidepressants.