Live Green Mom – Probiotics Are Your Friends

March 2010

I think most of us have heard about probiotics these days.  Between commercials with Jamie Lee Curtis discussing benefits of eating Dannon Activa to the supplement aisle at Whole Foods, you cannot escape probiotics. So what are they, exactly?

Your body contains billions of microorganisms and bacteria. Probiotics are beneficial,  “friendly” bacteria that assist your body in warding off harmful bacteria,  aid in digestion, and boost our immune system. People suffering from Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome also find probiotics helpful in controlling flare ups.

That is not the only benefits of probiotics that have been researched and confirmed.