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Happy Belly

By New You Editorial
Posted On Sep 16, 2013

New You Health Tip: When it comes to disease-free living, listen to your gut.

Live bacteria, or probiotics, are microorganisms that help maintain balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria, which is essential for optimal health. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that a healthy gastrointestinal tract aided by foods and supplements that contain live bacteria may help cure or treat the common digestive disease, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Research has found that subjects taking probiotics experienced significant reductions in common IBS symptoms, such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Probiotics come in a variety of forms from capsules to foods such as yogurt, cheese, and even infant formulas.