Now that we are entering the cold and flu season, we want to do anything we can to stay healthy. Probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium are among a host of beneficial bacteria that help support the immune system.
Up to 70% of the immune cells that produce antibodies live in the lining of your digestive tract. This is where these “good” bacteria live. These bacteria are also involved in vitamin synthesis, natural antibiotic production, detoxification of potential carcinogens, and immune defense. So, maintaining a healthy gut is important in keeping the “bad” bugs away.
Read more about this “good” bacteria.
‘Good’ Bacteria: Good for Colds?: “A new study suggests that probiotics may help prevent respiratory infections like the common cold.”
(Via WebMD Health Headlines.)