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DIFFERENT WORLD PHARMACY – CHAPTER 3 EPISODE 5 PART 3
EPISODE 5 – CURRY AND LASSI AND INTESTINAL FLORA (PART 3)
「There’s no way that there are so many bacteria in your intestine . There’s just a few right?」
“You’re exaggerating”, Ellen laughed .
「Although this isn’t a pleasant topic, don’t you think that feces are just waste from food?」
“By the way”, Falma asked Ellen . He also thought it should be alright talking about it now after everyone has finished eating, although it was still a bad topic .
Ellen agreed affirmatively, and Lotte also didn’t doubt it, thinking “All that comes out is food right? After all, all that we eat is food!” .
「Well, you’re wrong」
Falma shook his head and raised his finger one by one .
「If the amount of the components included in feces excluding moisture are arranged in descending order, number 1 would be the cells of the mucous membrane of the intestine, number 2 would be the intestinal bacteria, and number 3 would be the waste from food」
「The percentage of food, isn’t it too little?!」
Ellen seemed as if she received a shock .
「The food eaten has about 4-5% percentage」
The total amount of intestinal bacteria or gut flora of an adult human would be 1-1 . 5kg . Falma taught Ellen and Lotte what the gut flora is . Lotte subconsciously looked towards her stomach .
「It was that important, huh . Ha〜, intestinal bacteria, I see them now in a new light . One must increase their good bacteria huh . I was looking at on intestinal environment too lightly」
Ellen pats her stomach as if to show gratitude to her gut flora .
「One must remove the weeds and apply fertilizer to see beautiful flowers . It’s the same with your gut」
“That’s right!”, Lotte cheerfully raised her hand in agreement . Ellen also followed Lotte and planned to work on improving her intestinal environment immediately starting today . But although Ellen was full of spirits,
「And then? How can you increase the good bacteria?」
Good bacteria are made up of lactic acid bacteria and lactobacilli . They take effort on increasing these bacteria’s influence on Blanche’s intestine .
「For example, if the flower field in front of you was a clear field, the number of the flowers you grew first will increase right?」
「That’s true . Maybe it’s because there’s nothing else to disturb it, so it might cover the entire field」
Since the day of a baby’s birth, it takes in good bacteria from its mother’s normal bacterial flora . After that, it would gradually take in other bacteria, start to multiply in the intestine, creating its gut flora .
「However, it’s difficult to plant flowers when it’s already this crowded」
「U〜n, it will lose to the other plants . What must be done?」
“The human body that’s entangled by complicated factors is really complicated〜”, Ellen felt a headache .
「That’s why, you cannot just eat food that contains lactobacillus」
If one asked what food has lactobacillus, it would be fermented products such as yogurt and cheese . If such food is normally eaten, it would already have died when it reaches the intestine due to gastric acid . Even a special lactic acid bacterium that is said to reach the intestine alive may only reach the intestine, but it hardly gets colonized . If one stopped eating them, it would turn into feces (dead bacteria), and be excreted .
In the state where gut flora has already been established, even if one would ingest good bacteria, it can be said that it is difficult to create a new space where it could be colonized . However, the lactobacillus itself has the function of enhancing immunity and eliminating bad bacteria even if they do not multiply alive . That’s why there is a decent amount of reason to eat lactobacillus .
「If so, maybe one should only make a fertilizer that only grows what they want to grow . But, does a fertilizer like that exist?」
Ellen flashed that thought in her mind .
「Correct . Good idea」
What Ellen is talking about is a new idea called prebiotics . One only need to take good bacteria from the outside, and take those that would help multiply the good bacteria that is already inside the gut flora .
Oligosaccharides and dietary fiber are such prebiotic foods .
「I’ll think of a menu that Blanch would like」
And there, what Falma thought of was lassi . It can easily be made by mixing yogurt, milk, lemon, and honey . Honey contains oligosaccharides, and yogurt contains lactobacillus .
And when he served that to Blanche together with grapes that contain oligosaccharides during dinner,
「No〜, I hate milk」
Blanche pouted and refused .
「Why do you hate it?」
「I hate its taste, I just can’t drink it」
It looks like she does not like its taste . She probably doesn’t like it very much; she was trying to get distance from it .
「I thought you’d say that, so I added honey . You love honey right?」
Falma convinced Blanche .
Blanche started to drink the lassi albeit looking very reluctant .
「It’s sweet and delicious! It’s as if it’s not milk!」
It was as if a special, sweets-like drink .
“It looks like her hate of milk was overcome in an instant . She’s still too naive”, Falma thought .
After that, the lassi was also served to Lotte and the others in the pharmacy .
「It’s great eating it with curry huh! It lessens the spiciness」
「Ah, I forgot about that combination! You would see it a lot at curry stores」
And just like that, lassi is now served together with curry during meal times .
For what happened to Blanche after that, it was said that she stopped having bad stomach after some time, and is now eating curry with lassi on the other hand .
And, curry became a classic menu of the de Médicis Family .
The mother Beatrice and the father Bruno loved the menu very much that they would ask for seconds, although they usually do not .