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益生菌  顧「消化」守護「血脂、膽固醇」

201711060002.jpg優質營養專家美商賀寶芙(Herbalife) 公佈2017年「賀寶芙亞太區健康熟齡大調查」,台灣受訪者在「自認比別人健康」、「健康邁向熟齡人生的信心」二項指標中,皆列亞太區倒數末段班,全民恐老時代正式來臨!賀寶芙營養諮詢委員會委員、香港中文大學生命科學學院食品與營養科學系教授陳振宇博士指出,臨床研究發現,益生菌不但能夠維持消化系統健康,更可降低體內膽固醇、保護血脂,對於邁向健康熟齡大有幫助!賀寶芙資深營養師林若君建議,選擇益生菌首要考量「存活率」,不受高温破壞、經得起果汁機高速攪打、耐消化道胃酸膽鹼,益生菌進入體內仍具活性才能發揮最大功效。

40歲中壯「恐老族」 潛藏未老先衰隱憂;40-40法則 健康存摺及早開跑!

五大關鍵領域影響熟齡健康  老年營養認知急待加強 





陳振宇博士特別指出,益生菌在五大熟齡健康領域中,可在心血管、消化系統二大領域發揮積極的保護效果,是邁向健康熟齡不可少的重要營養品,因為「益生菌改變腸道內菌叢生態,幫助餐後的消化作用,照顧消化系統同時提升自我保護力,更能幫助控制血脂、膽固醇!根據30個臨床研究指出[註 3],共1624個受測者使用益生菌之後,發現可以增加膽固醇的代謝物 – 膽酸的排出,因此有助於膽固醇的代謝,進而下降總膽固醇與低密度脂蛋白膽固醇的指數,守護心血管健康!研究中更進一步發現,持續攝取益生菌4-12周,可有效降低膽固醇約7mg/dL」。


存活率差很大  慎選益生菌菌種

賀寶芙資深營養師林若君進一步指出,市售的優格、優酪乳、發酵乳的益生(乳酸)菌存活率低,約為1%,因此建議慎選益生菌的菌種,例如: 「芽孢乳酸桿菌」的存活率高達70%,可以自行產生如同「防護罩」的堅固的外殼,避免受到胃酸、膽鹼、高温、冰冷、攪打等因素破壞,即是推薦的益生菌。存活率高的益生菌,才可確實改變腸道內菌叢生態,有益消化作用進行。

林若君表示,可常温保存的益生菌活性較穩定,若能不受高温破壞、並且無色無味,不但可以巧思創意冰飲,更可以搭配熱飲 (如:熱牛奶、熱茶、熱咖啡),或者於食物烹調完成後、菜餚上菜前加入益生菌,不但符合中醫以温熱食物養生的理念,同時打破必須低温保存、冰飲較適合的夏季限制,讓益生菌一年四季天天補好菌,健康平衡有活力!此外,若習慣用果汁機打果汁的廣大消費者(例如:咀嚼不易的老年人),須留意選擇可承受快速攪打的益生菌,才能喝進有效的活性益生菌,確實捉住健康營養!



(註1) 賀寶芙亞太區「賀寶芙亞太區健康熟齡大調查」於2017年3月進行,調查對象為台灣、菲律賓、韓國、澳洲、香港、馬來西亞、新加坡、印度、印尼、泰國、日本和越南共12個市場、6,000位40歲以上受訪者。
(註2) 衛福部2016年國人死因統計:
(註3) Cho YA, Kim J. 2015; Effect of Probiotics on Blood Lipid Concentrations: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
(註4) Guidelines for the Evaluation of Probiotics in Food

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