Could Sauerkraut, Kimchi & Yogurt Actually Be Making You Fat Instead?
Recently, Probiotics have been heavily touted as the future for supplements & natural healing.
Experts like Dr Axe, Mayo Clinic, even Harvard endorse them for their health benefits.
This health trend is on the rise as scientists & researchers are finding more and more connections on just how big an impact your gut has on your immunity, resistance to diseases and even your weight!
In fact as of September 2017, NCCIH reported that 1.6% of US adults (3.9 million) are currently using Pro/Prebiotics on a regularly basis.
And while most of these strains of healthy bacteria have great health benefits…
Did you know that there are specific strains of Probiotics that can make you fat as well?
Increased Histamine Production In Certain Bacteria:
Some types of bacteria produce an increase in histamine, which can lead to increased inflammation (big contributor to higher fat buildup), along with other symptoms like skin irritation, hives, allergies, heartburn and acid reflux.
Certain foods that contribute to high histamine production also include alcohol, breads and certain types of fruits (strawberries, pineapples, kiwis).
While histamines are a necessary part of the immune response (mast cells release histamines to combat foreign pathogens), too much of histamine production can lead to rapid, regular weight gain if gone unchecked.
Dr Oz talks about this in his segment about Hidden Food Allergies.
Avoid These 3 Strains Of Bacteria If You’re Overweight
Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Reuters, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.
These bacteria are predominantly found in ripening cheddar cheese, some types of yogurt, sauerkraut & other fermented foods. If you have histamine intolerance, you might also want to avoid these bacteria or risk getting hives and other allergic reactions, along with putting on a few extra pounds!
Does this mean we should toss out Probiotics containing the above bacteria?
Yes, if you’re overweight!
Scientists have even found that this specific strain of bacteria was a possible reason why many people can’t seem to lose weight even though they’ve been dieting and exercising consistently.
What Types Of Probiotics Should You Be Taking Instead If You Want To Lose Weight?
While types of bacteria that increase your histamine levels exist, there are also specific strains that fight fat as well.
In a recent study by a fermented milk company, Japanese scientists have isolated one of these bacteria strains that have shown promising signs of eliminating belly (subcutaneous) fat and visceral fat over a period of 30 days or more.
They’ve even found that this specific strain of bacteria was a possible reason why many people can’t seem to lose weight even though they’ve been dieting and exercising consistently.
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Two human clinical trials suggest that ingestion of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 can lead to a reduction in weight or body fat, copies of which may be found in this study and this study. It is recommended that users follow a strict diet and exercise regimen to achieve weight loss results.