The growing role of probiotics

You need these "good" bacteria from fermented foods to help maintain a healthy gut.


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In spite of what you may think, bacteria can be good for your health.

For instance, your gut is home to trillions of bacteria — both good and bad. Besides helping with digestion, good bacteria help the gut boost your immune system to help fight infections and out-of-control inflammation.

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