For a majority among us, the moment we hear the word, “Bacteria”, our mind conjures images of something repulsive, as bacteria have a reputation for causing disease. What majority among us don’t know is that there is increasing scientific evidence that we can treat and even prevent some of the ailments, especially those of the digestive system with live bacteria called probiotics. Not to forget the fact that the human body is filled with bacteria, which are both bad and good.
Probiotics, because of their contribution to a healthy gut in humans, are often called ‘helpful’ or good bacteria. Though naturally present in the body, you can also find probiotics in certain foods and other dietary supplements. Friendly bacteria help absorb all the essential nutrients from the foods and promote digestion.