What Are Probiotics?

Expert Stories | Ms.Dilum Weliwita

Probiotics are live, good bacteria naturally found in your body. When I say bacteria, you may think that bacteria are harmful. But not all the bacteria are bad. There are certain types of bacteria which give health benefits to stay healthy.
Do you know even breastmilk contains probiotics, in other words good bacteria.
Probiotics offer health benefits such as, helping digestion, battling other germs that make your child sick, hence develop their immunity. Specially they may also reduce the duration and the severity of diarrhoea caused by gastroenteritis.
Health effects of probiotics are strain specific. Probiotics may help relieve acute constipation, colic, and acid reflux in healthy children.
Hence Probiotics are a popular natural remedy for kids . Best sources of friendly bacteria are dairy foods such as yogurt, aged cheese and in some Growing up milk powders.