The Good Side of Bacteria

Harvard Health Publishing: Probiotics may help maintain a healthy and happy gut — but make sure you choose the right sources.

There are many things in life that can be categorized as coming in both good and bad versions. The same applies to bacteria. Bad bacteria like salmonella and E. coli can make you sick. Good bacteria like the kind in probiotics play an important role in keeping us healthy.

These good bacteria interact with the intestinal lining to protect the body from harmful invaders. They help the immune system function properly, which means better ability both to fight infections and to dampen chronic inflammation. READ MORE

(Source: Harvard Health Publishing, 01/20/2021)