Boost your Immune System with Probiotics

Okay, we have all seen the commercials that say 70% of our immune system is in the digestive tract. So is eating a yogurt enough to protect our immune system against all that is out there? Personally, I don’t think so, but it is a start. The reason that yogurt may offer protective benefits is that it contains probiotics, or beneficial bacteria. Lactobacillus and bifidus are types of bacteria that help protect both the large and small intestines and help keep bad bacteria at bay, possibly preventing infection, reducing incidence of diarrhea associated with antiobiotics, and supporting the immune system. 

The health benefits associated with probiotic supplementation continue to surface. Apparently, there are more bacteria in our intestines that there are cells in our body.  Continue reading “Boost your Immune System with Probiotics”

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