Importance of the Intestinal Micro Flora in Health and Disease and Role of Probiotics in Maintaining Good Health
23rd February, 2017
NSS Wing of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida in association with Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. organized a seminar on “Importance of the Intestinal Micro Flora in Health and Disease” and “Role of Probiotics in Maintaining Good Health” on 23rd February 2017 at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida. The objective of this session was to create an awareness amongst student regarding importance of Micro Flora for digestion.
The seminar was coordinated by Mr. Madhwesh Upadhyay and Ms. Gurleen Kaur from CSE first year.
The event began with the floral welcome of Ms. Mahi Tyagi, Executive - Science, Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. by Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Bagga, Director, DGI, Greater Noida.
Ms. Mahi Tyagistarted session with the discussion on usefulness of probiotics for Indian conditions. She said that Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for our health, especially the digestive system. People usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases, but our body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep ourself healthy.
Ms. Tyagi pointed out that researchers are still trying to figure out which bacteria are best for certain health problems. Some common conditions they treat are Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Infectious Diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites), Antibiotic - related diarrhea etc.
Talking about the pressure of Probiotics, Ms. Tyagi said that they are found in foods such as yogurt, while prebiotics are found in whole grains, bananas, onions, garlic, honey and artichokes. In addition, probiotics and prebiotics are also added to some foods and are available as dietary supplements.
The seminar came to an end with group photograph, distribution of yakult drink amongst all the participants and presentation of memento to Ms. Mahi Tyagi by Prof. B. L. Kaul, Registrar, DGI, Greater Noida.