The Health Benefits of Probiotic Acidophilus

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In the human digestive tract there are more than a hundred different kinds of species of bacteria. Bacteria which are necessary and useful to us are less in number such as lactobacilli, bifidus and acidophilus. These bacteria keep our intestinal tract healthy. These bacteria curb the growth of bad bacteria thus keeping our intestine healthy. Acidophilus is a particular species of probiotic from the Lactobacillus family of bacteria. It has been...

Why are Vitamins Necessary for our Health?

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Why are Vitamins Necessary for our Health?

Vitamins are organic substances that are necessary for normal health and growth in both animals and humans. If a vitamin is absent from the diet, or we don’t properly absorb it, a specific deficiency disease may develop. Even worse, our entire body may start a decline that, over a period of years, may develop into a very serious disease such as, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc. That there is a relationship between what we eat and specific disease was first noted by the Englishman William Fletcher in 1905 while researching the causes of the disease beriberi. He observed that the disease was prevented by eating unpolished rather than polished rice. He concluded that the husk of rice must have special nutrients, which we know today as vitamins. Even before this discovery, fruits and vegetables were known to prevent and cure many diseases.  Even though...