Foods are now regarded not only in terms of taste and immediate nutritional needs but also in terms of their potential to enhance our health and well-being. Thus, there is a growing interest in food ingredients with useful bioactive properties… such as in lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria with antagonistic activity against pathogenic micro-organisms is growing.
Some strains of this lactic acid bacteria can generate bioactive molecules including ethanol, formic acid, fatty acids, hydrogen peroxide, and have antimicrobial activity: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
Our “friendly bacteria” also known as probiotics are live microorganisms that are always here to help when we want our digestive system to work properly, and that includes bloating.
Bloating is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in patients of all ages.
There are studies that suggest that the number and type of bacteria could have something to do with gas production, and there are many studies and clinical trials that show that probiotic supplements may help in the gas reduction and bloating. Let’s see what the research has shown so far.