Don’t be alarmed. I am not advising you to eat worms for weight loss; this is not Survivor. The probiotic microorganisms are naturally found in some foods we eat or drink. Fermented dairy foods like kefir and yoghurt are rich in lactobacillus probiotic. But not all yoghurt has probiotics. Therefore, it is very important to read the label and visit the site of the brand to get the right information regarding this. If you choose to drink your dairy product as opposed to eating it with a spoon, go for Kefir. This thin drink has been fermented and made from goat’s or cow’s milk.
If you are not a fan of dairy, then you can go for drinks which have been made from fermented vegetables. These vegetables could include pickled cabbage such as kimchi and sauerkraut. If fermented vegetables are too much for you, then you can ferment sweet tea with bacteria and yeast. Also, you can go for flavored waters. Check the brands which have probiotic bacteria.
But consumption of probiotic drinks is just the tip of the ice berg. You require eating foods rich in fiber, reducing intake of carbohydrates and sugar rich foods, increasing intake of healthy fats such as coconut oil and avocado oil, increasing intake of fruits and fresh vegetables, and doing some exercises like walking or jogging. These together with the probiotic drinks will ensure good health free from fat. I know you can’t wait to get some abs.
Inhibiting absorption of dietary fat
The release of satiety hormone GPL-1
Probiotics increase levels of essential protein
Losing weight and belly fat
According to research, particular Lactobacillus family strains can assist you to lose belly fat and weight. In a certain research study, consumption of yoghurt with Lactobacillus amylovorus or Lactobacillus fermentum helped reduce body fat by 3-4% within six weeks. Not convinced yet? Well, another study comprising 125 overweight dieters looked into the impact of supplements containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus on weight maintenance and weight loss. During three months which the study took place, the women who consumed the supplement lost half more weight than a group which took placebo dummy pill. When the study went to the weight maintenance phase, they kept on losing more weight.
Lactobacillus gasseri, when compared to all other probiotic bacteria, is the most promising when it comes to losing weight. After many studies done on rodents, it has been discovered that the bacteria contains anti-obesity effects. Scientists are fair because they also did a study in Japan where the results were overwhelming. In a certain study comprising 210 individuals with massive belly fat, consumption of Lactobacillus gasseri for three months helped reduce fat around the hip circumference, waist size, BMI, and organs. Moreover, belly fat went down by 8.5%. However, upon stopping consumption, the individuals gained back all the weight within four weeks.
Prevents weight gain
A study by Virginia Tech scientists consisted of 20 males who were non-obese and had to eat a diet rich in fat and calories for one month. They were divided into two groups where one took placebo while the other probiotic drinks. After the research period was over, the group taking placebo had gained weight while the group taking probiotic drink had maintained their weight. If you are comfortable with your weight, and you want to enjoy some fries and burgers, take a probiotic drink every day to maintain your weight.