Jul 16, 2012
WKBT.com-The 'good' bacteria that so many of us overlook are known as probiotics, meaning 'for life.' Sadly, these good bacteria are under constant attack by harmful organisms. The American diet is high in red meat, fat and high-glycemic carbohydrates, which all promote the growth of pathogenic organisms like yeast and bad bacteria. As these organisms multiply in our digestive systems, we begin to notice symptoms, such as bloating, heartburn, fatigue and nausea after meals. Worse yet, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition by Texas Tech University researchers, we may be increasing our chance of developing serious diseases like colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.
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