What is in your gut? It has always been important for us to seek the answer to the preceding question. It is, for this reason, we have been hearing about probiotics for some time now. A research which was recently published has confirmed that when there is an imbalance of the bacteria in our gut, then the possibility exist that the person could be left to deal with insulin resistance and ultimately diabetes (Parry, 2016).
The following were also given as possibilities due to the imbalance of gut bacteria:
- Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases
Parry (2016) quoted Professor Pedersen as saying: “However, it is known that the majority of overweight and obese individuals are insulin resistant and it is well known that dietary shifts to less calorie-dense eating and increased daily intake of any kind of vegetables and less intake of food rich in animal fat tend to normalize imbalances of gut microbiota and simultaneously improve insulin sensitivity of the host.”
So, according to the professor from the study, most overweight and obese persons are insulin resistant. It is also clear from his statement that this is by no means a death sentence as long as the person does the following:
- Eat more vegetables (interestingly, of any kind)
- Eat foods with fewer calories
- Consume fewer animal fats
In the event we follow the above guidelines, then this happens:
- The imbalances in our gut are repaired
- Insulin sensitivity is also improved (Parry, 2016)
Could this be the deciding factor to cure diabetes in some people or at least help us to control this life-altering illness? There was a big debate about probiotics and there are persons of the view that they are not effective. Readers, I am hoping to hear from you. What are your views? Please answer any of the questions below. Do a five minutes research and share with us in the comment box below.
- What is probiotic?
- What foods contain probiotic?
- Why should we eat probiotics?
- Is it true that probiotics do not work?
- Are probiotics safe?
Today my post is thought-provoking. I would like to hear from you, my readers. Please do so in the box below. My aim today is simply to draw your attention to the research results and to hear your views. Thank you for stopping by and please, let us have a discussion because there is so much that we can teach each other.
Walk good and be in your best health ever.
- Parry, Lizzie. “Could Probiotics Prevent DIABETES? Gut Bacteria Imbalance ‘triggers Type 2 Disease’ .” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 13 July 2016. Web. 15 July 2016.