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03 Jan A bacteria in table olives can help eliminate heavy metals during digestion

A group of researchers from the University of Jaen in Spain identified a strain of bacteria found in table olives that can help the human body biodegrade heavy metals during digestion. A useful bacterium is called Lactobacillus pentosus, it absorbs harmful substances like a sponge, respectively, does not allow the digestive system to absorb them, and removes all waste products through the rectum.

This lactobacillus is found normally in saliva, in the colon and other organs of a person, that is, it is part of our normal microflora. But we don’t think about the fact that our internal ecosystem is subjected to a huge number of environmental attacks, and even internal stress, and in old age the microflora balance is completely disturbed simply because of old age. It is the elderly who are shown nutrition enriched with lactobacilli.

The novelty of the Spanish study is that they investigated exactly our favorite product – olives and olives. These lactobacilli from sun-drenched olive fruits cover the intestinal mucosa and prevent the digestion and entry of heavy metal molecules, such as arsenic, cadmium or mercury, into the bloodstream. It is known that all three of these heavy metals are toxic to humans and practically impossible to eliminate after absorption.

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