70% of immunity lies in our intestine! Our intestine is home to 1.5 kg bacteria!

Yes, I took time to process this information. And now that I know how imperative it is, I’ve started taking corrective measures to ensure that gut health is maintained. It can be done by including probiotics in our diet, but we need to take care that the bacteria reach our intestine alive and also need to take care of the probiotic strain present in the probiotic food we consume for effective results

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are living bacteria that work together with our body providing numerous health benefits. They are beneficial bacteria that help maintain proper balance in our digestive system. Yakult, a probiotic fermented milk drink with the bacteria Strain Lactobacillus casei Shirota, is a much preferred drink by children and adults. Available in a pack of five bottles, daily consumption of this drink helps to improve digestion and build immunity.

Here are few FAQ’s that justify why Yakult is a favourable drink among all age groups:

  1. How is a probiotic drink helpful?

Probiotic drinks have good bacteria which reach the intestine alive and reduce the bad bacteria. Probiotics reduce risk of illness and infections. They promote a healthy digestive and immune system. They are known as friendly bacteria.

  1. Why gut health is important?

The gut plays a vital role in the overall health and well- being of human being. It helps in digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, removal of waste material. Not only that it is your largest immune organ and protects you from diseases. It is your second brain and can control your anxiety and mood. Hence, it is important to keep your gut healthy.

  1. Why drink Yakult?

A healthy digestive system is a key to good health and longevity. Yakult is a delicious probiotic fermented milk drink that contains 6.5 billion probiotic LcS. Daily consumption of Yakult helps improve digestion and build immunity.

  1. What is the role of LcS?

LcS also known as probiotic Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota was discovered by a Japanese Scientist and Microbiologist, Dr. Minoru Shirota in 1930. It is scientifically proven that LcS reduces risk of digestive disorders such as diarrhoea and constipation and helps build immunity and reduce the risk of infections like common cold, cough and even some types of cancers.

  1. How does Yakult work?

Our digestive system is a home to trillions of bacteria- both beneficial and harmful ones. An unbalanced diet, stress, lack of sleep/ exercise, poor eating habits reduces the good bacteria that are needed to maintain a healthy digestive system. When there is an increase in harmful bacteria, both the digestive system and immunity becomes weak. Yakult’s exclusive probiotic LcS increases the number of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system and makes it difficult for the harmful ones to take over. With over 6.5 billion LcS in each bottle, Yakult has the highest concentration of probiotic bacteria.

  1. What is Yakult made up of?

Yakult is made from skimmed milk powder, sugar, glucose, Natural identical flavour, water and LcS. A small amount of sugar is added to reduce the sour taste of the product. Yakult is free of preservatives and colourings.

  1. How many bottles of Yakult can be consumed in a day?

One – two bottles a day is recommended for children, adults and the elderly.

  1. What time of the day can Yakult be consumed?

Yakult can be enjoyed any time during the day. It can also be consumed in an empty stomach. Most people enjoy it with breakfast so that it becomes a part of their daily diet.

  1. Is Yakult easily accessible?

Yakult is available in more than 12,000 retail stores, super markets and health stores all over India.

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  1. Is Yakult available in different variety?

There is Yakult and Yakult Light. Yakult is the flag ship signature product available globally. Yakult Light has reduced sugar and calories. Vitamin D and E have been added to Yakult Light. In addition to being low in Sugar, the best part is Yakult light contains a natural sweetener “Stevia” and therefore can be consumed by anyone above the age of one year.

  1. What is the shelf life of Yakult?

Yakult should be refrigerated below 10 degrees Celsius. It should be consumed within 40 days from the date of manufacturing.

  1. Who is a Yakult Lady?

A Yakult Lady is a specially trained woman who educates and delivers the benefit of Yakult to individuals at their homes. They are the ambassadors of Good Health and are often seen on scooters. We learned that globally there are more than 80,000 Yakult Ladies who are dedicated to this noble cause.

13.Who can consume Yakult?

I was surprised to know that Yakult is as important for adults and the elderly as for kids. Kids above 1 year of age, pregnant ladies, adults and elderly can all consume Yakult.

So, if you want a healthy gut, body, mind and soul incorporate consumption of Yakult in your daily diet on a daily basis, Just like I did !!! Happy gut to you too!

P.S. Please read your labels right & ensure that Yakult is not for medicinal purposes.