There are times when feel like we can't handle any more stress. Sleepless nights, muscle aches, migraine, and bad moods, these things are most of the time caused by stresses in life! Sometimes even self- encouragement or meditation won't work. Especially, when problems come in bulk. Fortunately, scientists found out that this very common product you can find in stores can alleviate stress, as well as anxiety.
. It's been just yogurt all this time! Experts claim that certain good bacteria in yogurts can reduce stress much better than ranting on social media sites!
Researchers at University of Missouri found promising results in their studies
involving zebrafish. According to these experts, the effect of certain probiotics to changes in behavior of zebrafish may imply the positive effect of yogurt to human mental health.
“Zebrafish are an emerging model species for neurobehavioral studies and their use is well-established in drug-screening,” said Aaron Ericsson, director of the MU Metagenomics Center and a research assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. “Our study has shown that simple probiotics that we normally use to keep our digestive tract in sync, could be beneficial to reducing our stress levels as well.”
A series of studies were conducted using a certain strain of bacteria called, Lactobacillus plantarum.
This is a common bacteria found in yogurt and other supplements with probiotics.
Researchers performed stressors to a group of zebrafish, and added L. plantarum
to its tank. The tests showed that the zebrafish added with the bacteria had reduced metabolic pathways related to stress. The fish tended to spend more time on top of the tanks, which indicated they were less stressed or anxious.
This means, every time we're feeling like we're about to explode out of, you know, annoying things, we just have to go to the nearest store and grab our favorite yogurt. Savor its refreshing taste, its every drop. And the bad mood will eventually go away. Things will be lighter, lovelier.
There is hope.