Recently, probiotics have been heavily touted as the future for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Experts like Dr. Axe, Mayo Clinic, and even Harvard Health Publishing have been endorsing them for their remarkable health benefits.
This health trend is on the rise as scientists are finding more and more connections on just how big an impact certain probiotic strains have on our health.
Some of the benefits of probiotics include:
- Improves digestive system and gut health
- Improves mental health conditions
- Reduces heart complications
- Reduces allergies
- Fights inflammation
- Boosts the body’s immune system
- Contributes to weight loss and diminishes unwanted belly fat
This is the reason why millions of adults are now taking probiotics on a regular basis or adding probiotic foods to their everyday diet.
However, while most of these probiotic strains have great health benefits…
Did You Know There Are Specific Strains of Probiotics That Can Contribute to Weight Gain?
Increased Histamine Production in Certain Bacteria:
Some specific probiotic strains produce an increase in histamine, which can lead to increased inflammation (a 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, bread and certain types of fruits (strawberries, pineapples, kiwis).
How the immune system works is cells called mast cells release histamine to combat foreign pathogens. While histamine is a necessary part of the immune response, too much histamine production can lead to rapid, continuous weight gain if gone unchecked.
If you find that you have been putting on weight even though you have been eating in moderation and leading an active lifestyle, it could be due to high inflammation and histamine production caused by certain probiotic foods.
Avoid These 3 Strains of Bacteria to Prevent Weight Gain
Doctors are now advising that these 3 strains of bacteria should be avoid in order to avoid unwanted weight gain: Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Reuters and Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.
These bacteria are predominantly found in ripening cheddar cheese, some types of yogurt, sauerkraut and other fermented foods.
If you have a 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 stop eating probiotic foods containing the above bacteria?
Absolutely, if you want to avoid gaining weight!
Scientists have even found that this could be the 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 there are certain probiotic strains that cause weight gain, there are also specific strains that naturally fight unwanted fat and help you to lose weight.
In a study conducted by a fermented milk company, Japanese scientists isolated one of these bacteria strains that showed promising signs of eliminating belly (subcutaneous) fat and visceral fat over a period of 30 days or more.
If you’re interested to find out more about how this special strain of probiotic can help you lose weight, click on the blue button to read the next article:
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Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Provitalize have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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.