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So we’ve heard probiotics strengthen our immune system

We might be drinking cultured milk for the rest of our lives now

So, probiotics. First of all, it’s live bacteria found in your body—a lot of them, actually. But before you panic, they are good microorganisms. It helps boost your metabolism, protect the body, produce nutrients and fight off disease. It wards off harmful bacteria in your digestive tract and replaces them with good ones.

Probiotics treats infections

Plus, probiotics also treat infections such as skin ailments, urinary tract problems, autoimmune diseases and bowel movement issues.

To put things into (a childish) perspective, it works like a knight in shining armor who’s ready to save Cinderella from her evil stepmother—bad bacteria being the evil stepmother, of course.

Kinds of probiotics

Probiotics come in various strains (I can’t tell you the exact number, sorry) but lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are the most common ones. Lactobacillus produces lactic acid which boosts muscle fuel and your body’s absorption of nutrients while bifidobacterium (which is usually found in yogurt and sauerkraut) strengthens the immune system and prevents harmful bacteria from growing in your intestines.

As we’ve mentioned before, probiotics already live in the human body. But if you want to consume more (you know, to boost your immune system because it’s flu season), you may eat fermented products like yogurt, cheese and cultured milk. 

But seriously, enough with the science talk because my brain’s about to bleed now.

 

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