Persons without gallbladder may get benefits from drinking probiotic drinks.
Yakult is a probiotic drink, a fermented dairy drink that contains Lactobaciillus casei Shirota bacteria. These live microorganisms when taken in adequate amounts provides health benefit, it helps correct the imbalances of the digestive system.
According to Yakult Japan:
The aim of probiotics is the use of beneficial that migrate to the intestine for the maintenance and promotion of good health.
Yakult provides friendly bacteria (Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain) in the gut that destroy the harmful bacteria living in the intestines.
According to Yakult USA, its benefits are:
Balance your digestive system
Boost your natural defenses
Calories – 56
Live L. casei-Shirota strain – 8 billion
Carbohydrates – 16.5%
Fats – 0.1%
Protein – 1.2%
Net Contents: 80mL
*based on Yakult Philippines
Although, I did not drink Yakult when I was a child as I don’t like the taste then. I even called it “Yucks-kult”.
But right after my gallbladder operation, I drank 2 Yakult bottles per day – one before eating breakfast and one after eating my dinner. I made this for about 3 weeks. Then after, I drank 1 bottle per day.
For the past 2 years I have been drinking Yakult but not on daily basis. And this year, being a person without gallbladder, it is now part of my daily drink – one bottle a day.