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Use Of Probiotics In Ulcerative Colitis


Ulcerative Colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) . It is that form of Colitis in which a  large portion of the large intestine i.e. Colon is having open sores or ulcers on it.

Symptoms: Constant Diarrhoea mixed with blood.

Diet :  Your diet may include dairy products, breads, cereals, fruits and vegetables. Probiotics play a very important role in curing the Ulcerative Colitis.

Foods to be avoided in Ulcerative Colitis:



Carbonated Beverages

Dried Fruits

Sauce & pepper

Foods high in fibers including whole grain products.

Use of Probiotics in Ulcerative Colitis:

There is an increasing trend for lot and lot of people suffering with this disease to shift to Pro-biotic products containing the so-called friendly bacteria that permanently reside in our intestine.

Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of IBD may occur when the bad bacterias in the intestine increase and they outnumber the beneficial one. These beneficial or friendly bacterias reside in gut. Recent research has shown that a lack of certain friendly bacterias may also be the reason for this disease. If this is the fact , then increasing the number of beneficial bacterias/bugs would certainly help cure this disease.

Evidence supporting Probiotics for Ulcerative Colitis:

In recent researches researchers have found that probiotic bacterias can influence the activity of immune cells and the cells that line the intestines. Specifically these beneficial bacteria’s stick to the lining of intestine thereby blocking the invasion of disease causing bacterias .

Available Probiotic Foods:

· Yogurt: Cultural yogurt is one of the best probiotic food for all the population.

· Dark Chocolate: Probiotics are generally added to high quality dark chocolates . The probiotic contents in some of the chocolates are more than 4 times than that found in any other dairy product. This one is the only major benefit to nibble good quality chocolate sometimes.

· Pickles: Yes, don’t be surprised. The common green pickle is an excellent food source of Probiotics and thus the friendly bacterias.

·Microlage: This refers to the superfoods which are ocean based plants such as Spirulina, chorella and Blue Green Algae. These probiotic foods have been shown to increase the number of both Lactobacillus and Bifido bacterias in the digestive tract .

·Soya Milk: Soy naturally contains some probiotic benefits , but new soy milk products in the market have an added extra live cultures.  This makes it useful for Ulcerative Colitis patients.

· Olive in Brine: Brine is a solution of salt in water . Olives dipped in this solution contain probiotic qualities and help cure the disease.

So friends, make it a plan to include probiotic foods in your daily diet.


Last Modified: February 10, 2015 12:09 AM
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