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Diabetes may be considered as one of the most notorious chronic problem that one can have. Having this condition comes with a lot of problems that will involve issues with wound healing, nerve functions, physical endurance, and organ efficiency (particularly the pancreas). Read on and I’ll show you the wonders of probiotics that can help you manage Diabetes.
What can probiotics do to help improve your health?
Experts are still unsure on how exactly probiotics help aid in managing Diabetes, or any other condition. However, there are two main mechanisms that make probiotics work to help you manage Diabetes.
First, probiotics help replace the good bacteria in your gut. This is especially helpful in people with Diabetes because they have trouble absorbing the nutrients from the food they eat. Somehow, probiotics help improve this area by making sure that the gut functions are optimized.
Another mechanism of probiotics is balancing out the ratio of bad and good bacteria in your gut. When a good balance is achieved between these two, you do not only boost the nutrient-absorbing capabilities of your stomach but also ensures that your system will develop some resistance against gut-related illnesses.
What are some benefits that you can get from probiotics?
The following are just some of the good things that you can get from eating probiotic-rich foods:
- These good guys help protect our bodies from waste products like chemicals, toxins, and harmful bacteria. They do this by caring for the digestive tract and maintaining the chemical balance there.
- They help improve nutrient absorption and delivery to various body parts where nourishment is needed.
- These also help avoid problems like autoimmune problems, allergic reactions, and other conditions like Crohn’s disease, infectious diarrhea, and ulcerative colitis.
- It can significantly minimize the risks of having urinary tract infections.
- Some research also shows that abundance in probiotics in one’s system can help maintain weight loss for people who are obese. This is especially beneficial because people with Diabetes are asked to shed excess weight and keep those extra pounds at bay. In the long run, this can help regulate the blood sugar levels.
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Is there any food or drink that you can get to help you get more probiotics in my system?
Surprisingly, yogurt is not the only food where you can get a hefty amount of probiotics. In fact, there are other “everyday foods” that you may not be associated with probiotics. I have included some of them here:
- Kombucha is regarded as a fermented drink with sugar and black tea. The fermentation rendered this beverage as probiotic-abundant. Honey, fructose, and cane sugar are just some of the sources used to sweeten this drink. Because it’s abundant in probiotics, it helps fight off dangerous yeast like candida.
- Tempeh is similar to tofu in a sense that both are made from fermented soybeans. Because it’s fermented, you can truly enjoy the benefits of probiotics every time you eat a tempeh-based dish. Some studies even vouch that tempeh has more probiotics than the typical probiotic capsules. Another fun fact: Tempeh has around ten trillion probiotics in one 4- to 6-oz serving of this food.
- Pickles are rich in probiotics when they are fermented. Usually, cucumber preserved in vinegar and salt is the go-to food if you need a shot of probiotics but is a bit tight on the budget.
- Kefir is a dairy product made of coconut. This is a cultured product and is considered as one of the food items with the greatest amount of probiotics in it. This is especially helpful if you’re currently suffering from a leaky gut.
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How about research that supports the claim of probiotics’ benefits on Diabetic people, are there any?
If you want assurance that probiotics can help you manage Diabetes better, you have lots of journals to back up this claim! For instance, one meta-analysis that examined 12 randomized controlled trials concluded that probiotic-rich foods have positive effects on the glucose levels and lipid metabolism of people with Diabetes. This is provided that they continue eating these foods on a regular basis.
A separate research on the link between probiotics and Diabetes Mellitus proves that probiotic yogurt aids in providing beneficial effects on their participants’ blood pressure, inflammation, glycemic control, and lipid profile levels. These elements can all be attributed to Diabetes.
Another round of researchers based in New York backed up this claim and reported that probiotics administered on Diabetic rats helped reduce their blood sugar levels. Specifically, they used Lactobacillus as their probiotic-rich substance.
Is there anything else that you have to be concerned about?
There are two focal points in managing Diabetes Mellitus (aside from medications, of course): Diet and exercise.
In terms of diet, make sure to strike a good balance among food groups and not just rely on probiotics to work wonders for you. Remember, we need to keep a good ratio of good and bad bacteria in your gut so you can fully enjoy the benefits of all the food that you eat. Stay away from gluten as well. As far as exercise is concerned, make sure to do moderate physical activity to get your metabolism going.
In a nutshell…
Probiotics can help you not only in improving your overall gut health but also the way you manage conditions like Diabetes Mellitus. However, keep in mind that you should not solely rely on probiotics to care for your system but also on other Diabetes-centered approaches. Aside from eating probiotic-rich foods, you should also go for approaches like proper exercise and balanced diet.
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