You might be surprised to learn that probiotics can increase your energy. Probiotics
boost your energy by improving digestion and aiding in nutrient absorption. The
digestion process is essential in energy production as it absorbs vitamins and minerals
that play a role in energy metabolism and regulation. Hence, an irregular digestion
process may result in poor nutrient absorption which results in low energy levels.
Probiotics, or "good bacteria", are living microorganisms that have health benefits
when consumed. They live in the digestive tract and can impact your health in
numerous ways such as supporting your immune system, aiding in nutrient
absorption, regulating metabolism and hormones and many more. Essentially, adding
probiotics to your diet means supplying your body with healthy bacteria that will aid
in gut health.
Probiotics have a variety of functions, but the most crucial function is the role of the
harvest, storage, and expenditure of energy obtained from the diet. Probiotics can
synthesise vitamin K, as well as most of the water-soluble B vitamins, whereby the B
vitamins are part of the energy production process. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, BO and
B12 play a key role in creating and synthesising energy from carbohydrates, proteins
and fats as well as storing excess carbohydrates and fats so they can be transformed
into useful energy for the body in the future.
Therefore, enhancing the absorption of vitamin B in our gut will ensure that our
bodies are maximising the nutritious food that we are consuming. Hence,
incorporating probiotics in our diet will not only aid in nutrient absorption but also
boost our energy levels. Some good probiotic-rich food options are fermented foods
which include tempeh, tofu, kefir, and cultured drinks.
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