I always keep Probiotics handy for my daughter, especially during our travels, when I have to compromise on the healthy food options and disturbed schedules. Recently R4Review team was invited by DuPont for a bloggers meet at Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore, creating awareness about gut health and the need for Probiotics for gut health in present lifestyle. So I was at the meet to understand Probiotics better. Here is all about the event and Probiotics.
Probiotics – Natural Support to Gut Health
Gut plays an important role in human body, where the food we eat digests and the nutrients are absorbed by the body. The balance between “good bacteria and bad bacteria in the gut is important for digestive health and the ability for immune system to fight off viruses, bacteria and diseases. Due to diet quality or ill health there might be imbalance of good to bad bacteria in human digestive track. If bad bacteria outnumber good bacteria in digestive system, the imbalance can lead to digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and infectious diarrhea.
As a natural way to establish and maintain the proper balance of good and bad bacteria in digestive systems, probiotics have been dev eloped. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that promote a healthy gut. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, the World Health Association defines probiotics as, live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host. Probiotics are present in food like yogurt, fermented food, but not in efficacious strains. So you can add probitics to such traditional sources of active culture, to support specific health needs. Probiotics can be added to food or taken as a supplement to help maintain proper digestive health, keep immune system strong and have been shown to improve digestion and absorption of food nutrients.
About the Meet
The event started of with the welcome address by Reena Chaudhary, Communication Specialist, South Asia, DuPont Nutrition & Health, who shared about DuPont Danisco range of probiotics, popularly known as HOWARU. Mr. Prateek Nag, Regional Product Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health shared about the awareness of probiotics in India and rest of the World, what to look for when buying probiotics – bacteria count, strains, stability(count at end of shelf life, not at time of production), evaluating the source(strains for specific health concern). Dr. Anders Henrikson, Principal Application Specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health shared the Science behind Probiotics and its effect on health – the mental and physiological health in present stressful life and the immunity issues in kids. The proven results of Probiotics on respiratory infections in kids and the results on pregnant women and new born. Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi, Chief Clinical Nutritionist and HOD Dept of Nutrition Dietetics shared the Probiotics in Food Vs Probiotics in Medicine, she said efficacious strains of probiotics are not present in traditional sources of active cultures which include yoghurt, fermented food, chocolate and ice cream, buttermilk, pickles, and how added probiotics will support specific health needs. The event was a much needed meet to spread the awareness about goodness of Probiotics in today’s life.
- Probiotics are good bacteria
- Microbiota is key and drives our daily life
- Probiotics have proven benefits in multiple areas of health like immunity, gut health, weight management, women’s health etc.
- They be consumed in food or dietary supplements
- Enough(dosage) is required for desired effect
- Its for all age groups; pre-natal to ageing population
- Probiotics are for treatment and prevention
Probiotics are for treatment and prevention
HOWARU Probiotics Range
DuPont Danisco range of probiotics, popularly known as HOWARU add health benefits to diary products, beverages, confectionery and frozen desserts. HOWARU Premium Probiotics range include: HOWARU Protect Earlylife, HOWARU Protect kids HOWARU Protect Adult, HOWARU