Earlier this year, my mom made my sister and I take probiotics pills. At first, I didn’t exactly know the reason behind her choice so I just shrugged. I was pretty hesitant about it because it was an added medicine to take everyday. All she said was that it would promote a healthy digestive system and with a healthy digestive system comes a healthy body.
This year, I’m learning about Biology and I thought it would be fitting to research and talk about probiotics for this portfolio. Here we go!
As you all know, there are so much bacteria in the world. You may think that they’re all pathogenic which are disease-causing bacteria, but no. There are also beneficial bacteria! One example is the probiotics. They are are beneficial bacteria that are believed to improve our health. I’ve also read that the word probiotic means “for life” or “promoting life”.
Probiotics aid us in many ways. They help maintain a healthy digestive tract as well as filter and eliminate things that can damage it. These little organisms can help us prevent constipation and diarrhea. To be able to take nutrients in our body, we need to digest food. If our digestive system is not healthy or isn’t working properly, we could probably get sick quite often because we’d lack nutrients.
I’ve also read that they can help prevent tooth decay! They also have quite an impact on our immune system. As you all know, our immune system is our protection against germs. If it is weak, we’d suffer from colds, cough, allergies, and other sicknesses.
Before researching about probiotics, I never knew that they could be so helpful to our health. Now that I know how beneficial they are, I’m now not going to hesitate whenever I need to take them. I’d say to myself, “Kayla…for life!!!”