Ilustration Food contains Probiotics. [kompas]
In the human body, there are trillions of germs or bacteria. This number is even more than human body cells.
This bacterium has many roles in the body, one of which is maintaining intestinal health. This was revealed by a clinical nutrition specialist, Marya Haryono.
Marya explained that probiotics are a term for germs in the digestive tract. These germs have many broad benefits, so it's very important.
"The benefits include maintaining the health of our digestive tract," said Marya in the launching event Heavenly Blush Happy Tummy Yogurt Drink Sugar Free with the theme of Danger of Sugar for Digestion in Jakarta, some time ago.
Marya explained, there are two types of bacteria in the body, namely good bacteria and bad bacteria. Both are needed in balanced conditions. Bad bacteria must be 10 to 15 percent in the body, while good bacteria should be 85 to 90 percent.
"If more bad bacteria can cause gastrointestinal disorders. This is a health problem that is often raised for years. The number of bad bacteria that is too much will also make the body sick," he said.
Besides being beneficial for intestinal health, a balanced amount of bacteria can also maintain body weight, affect heart health, control blood sugar, and influence behavior. In sufficient quantities, bacteria can affect the hormones released.
"He can also regulate regulations to stop or control food. Unfortunately, if bacteria are out of balance, hormone control is damaged and affects the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract," he said.
In addition, balanced bacteria also affect mood and bring psychological disorders. Mood is indeed influenced by many factors. Starting from diet, lifestyle, and the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract will affect hormones that affect one's mood.
This bacterium is found throughout our body. Starting from the mouth to the anus. The most bacteria are found in the large intestine or colon.
"There are many other parts, but not as many as in the colon. The amount is trillions.