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  • Foods That Contain Probiotics

    Probiotics can be found in many fermented foods. Most commonly known are dairy products, such as yogurt, soft cheeses, and kefir.

    When you consume probiotic bacteria, they travel through your digestive tract. During this passage, they are exposed to stomach acid, digestion enzymes, and bile in the small intestine. Dairy products provide a buffer against digestive juices and are able to protect probiotic...
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  • Types of Probiotics

    Many types of organisms are described as probiotics. Most of them are bacteria, but some are also beneficial types of yeast.

    When you are considering probiotics, you should be aware that they are classified by genus, species, and strain. For example, for the Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the genus is Lactobacillus, the species is rhamnosus, and the strain is GG.

    Probiotics are widely different – they...
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  • Health Benefits of Probiotics

    What are Probiotics

    For centuries, folk tradition suggested that fermented dairy product, containing live bacteria, can be beneficial for our health. Recent scientific research has proven this to be true and it is now clear that probiotics should be an integral part of a healthy diet. But what exactly are probiotics?

    Experts define probiotics (definition by The Food and Agriculture Organization...
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  • Omega 3 Supplements for Vegans and Vegetarians

    Omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in human health. They are an integral part of the cell membranes, they contribute to the health of the cardiovascular and nervous system, and decrease inflammation.

    There are 3 major types of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the human diet – ALA, EPA, and DHA. Of these three, EPA and DHA are the ones that are the biologically active fats and are essential for...
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  • Things You Should Know About Krill Oil Supplements

    What Is Krill Oil

    Krill oil is an extract from a species of krill, which is a small shrimp-like creature. Most of the krill oil products come from a subtype of krill that lives in the unpolluted waters of the Antarctic Ocean – the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superb).

    Krill is an eco-sustainable source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Krill harvest is strictly regulated by the Commission for the...
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  • Which Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement Should You Buy?

    Fish oil is an abundant source of Omega 3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA. These Omega 3 fats offer a wide range of health benefits. They help you lower risk of stroke and heart attack; they promote brain health, and decrease the level of inflammation in your body.

    Fish oil is the most widely used Omega 3 supplement. Most common sources of fish oil are small species of fish, such as sardines, menhaden...
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  • Choosing an Omega 3 Supplement

    Things To Consider

    When you are choosing which Omega 3 supplement to buy, you need to consider a couple of things. Here's what you need to look for when browsing through the huge selection of Omega 3 supplements currently available on the market.

    Is the Supplement Safe?

    Purity

    Safety is the first and most important consideration. After all, Omega 3 supplements are usually taken...
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