Here’s How Probiotics Can Help You Lose Weight & Belly Fat

woman flat stomachHaving difficulty shedding excess weight? Probiotics may be one (very important) missing piece of the puzzle. With a wide array of benefits, it’s no surprise that current research would point to probiotics for faster, lasting results.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when eaten. These are found in both supplements and fermented foods like yogurt, pickles and some kinds of cheese (gouda, mozzarella, cheddar and cottage cheese).

How do probiotics boost weight loss?

According to research, certain bacteria (Lactobacillus family) combat dietary fat absorption, increasing the amount of fat expelled daily. That’s right, say bye, bye to belly fat – a reduction of 3–4% over a 6-week period, one study published in the Journal of Functional Foods says.

Meanwhile, metabolic nutrients found in probiotics increase energy, allowing users to burn more, faster. These obesity battling bacteria include:

GLP-1: An appetite-reducing hormone which may help you burn calories and fat.

ANGPTL4: Increases levels of the protein – the most important macronutrient when it comes to losing weight — which can decrease fat storage.