Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lose Weight Outside and With Probiotics Inside

Hey business leaders, go out walking with the kids in the summer, just for the fun of it, but also to lose weight if that's your goal!

Then, take your probiotics every day to help lose body fat by promoting good bacteria in the gut, rather than bad.

"If you change the types of bugs in your gut, those bugs actually metabolize energy which would otherwise be absorbed and laid down as new fat," says Peter Jones, a new study's lead investigator.  "We're thinking that these bacteria actually gobble up the calories.  And they gobble up the calories so you don't have to."

Operating out of the *University of Manitoba's Richardson Centre for Functional Foods, the researchers fed 28 healthy but overweight people personalized meals containing enough calories to maintain their current body weight.  The participants who were served meals containing probiotics the friendly flora that reside inthe stomach, lost an average of four per cent body fat.

Personally, we use USANA's Probiotic food supplement every day, especially for digestive and immune health.  This product utilizes two patented strains of probiotic bacteria that have been clinically proven to promote a natural balance of beneficial microflora in the gut.

Now we have a new understanding that the product could also help with weight loss.

*As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press,  D1, July 16, 2012

 Dave and Deanna Waters
 Promoting Health and Wellness

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