Review : Yakult probiotic good or bad for health ?

Being health conscious has become a trend these days, and for all theright reasons. So, it’s obvious that each and every health product captures our attention. One such advertisement which caught my attention ‘Yakult’ probiotic for your good heath, and I was tempted to use the product, was when I saw Kajol endorsing Yakult, a probiotic drink. A thought crossed my mind that how it actually helps in building immunity and what exactly do they mean by ‘probiotic’, so I went ahead and bought one to find out if Yakult probiotic is good or bad for health ?Yakult

The concept of probiotic foods is not new, but few seem to know about the benefits. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host.

I tried out Yakult myself. It is sweet to taste, but do not confuse it with any regular health drink. The reason why this product is priced at Rs 10 for such a small quantity is justified for its health benefits.

Yakult is a Japanese probiotic milk-like product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium ‘Lactobacillus casei Shirota’. It has been the number one fermented product to be consumed globally. So, even though the product is new to us, globally, people have been using it for decades.

Pros:

Yakult helps in maintaining the gut flora (good bacteria in the stomach needed for proper digestion) and modulates the immune system. It helps in regulation of bowel habits & constipation and finally helps in healing some gastrointestinal infections. It is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

Cons:

The product does contain a lot of sugar (10gms of sugar in 65ml) and if you are a diabetic, it would be best to consult your family doctor before taking it.

Price:

Rs 10 for 65 ml.

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