What Are Probiotics and Can They Help Us Lose Fat?

In today’s Ask Lee, Dr. Dan Gwartney stopped by to discuss some health topics with Lee and they covered the topic of what are probiotics and whether these help to lose fat or not.

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast found naturally in your body that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.

A healthy diet and lifestyle helps produce good bacteria which helps promote good health. An unhealthy diet produces bad bacteria promoting poor health.

Healthy bacteria are in our gut to prevent unhealthy bacteria (pathogenic or disease causing) establishing a foot hold in our digestive system.

Good bacteria also helps complete the digestion process and produce short-chain fatty acids which are important for intestines and colon health.

One of the more exciting facts of probiotics is, gut bacteria sends signals back to the brain and several other pats of the body which affects your health in numerous ways.

Studies have shown that some gut bacteria helps with glucose tolerance and decrease insulin resistance, which can aid in pre-diabetics.

Research also has shown that gut bacteria helps with weight loss and inflammation. Plus, some studies are finding it can regulate testosterone levels.

Everyone can benefit from probiotics, by either eating yogurt or taking them as a supplement.

Though probiotics will help fortify the good gut bacteria in lean healthy people, those who are struggling with weight loss will benefit greatly by introducing the good bacteria to their bodies.

I’m Lee Labrada, your lean body coach.

Yours for a Lean Body,

Your Lean Body Coach™
Houston, Texas

About the Author: One of the world’s most well-known and celebrated bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB Mr. Universe. He is one of few pro bodybuilders in history to consistently place in the top four at the Mr. Olympia competition (the “Super Bowl” of bodybuilding) for seven consecutive years—a feat he shares with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He has appeared on the covers of more than 100 bodybuilding and fitness magazines and has been featured on CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and ESPN as a fitness and nutrition expert.

Lee was also inducted into the Bodybuilding Hall of Fame, is an Internationally known best selling fitness authos and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. For more about Lee please visit his page here: Lee Labrada’s page.

Dr. Dan GwartneyDaniel Gwartney, M.D. took the path less traveled and combined his passion for health, fitness, and bodybuilding with the knowledge and experience learned during his medical training. A former world-ranked natural bodybuilder, appearing on the covers of Muscle Media 2000 and Ironman Magazine, and a regular contributor to several of the top bodybuilding and fitness magazines, he provides unique insight into the application of fitness into medicine and medicine into fitness.