We are all familiar with the Activia commercials, promoting good bowel habits by eating their yogurt, but did you know that probiotics can keep you healthy in other ways? Like preventing a cold.
According to research collected by the Cochrane Library, there is evidence that probiotics can help boost your immune system. Probiotics can help shorten the length of a cold and may even prevent the common cold in the first place.
The “common” cold, is caused by about 1 of 100 different viruses that affects our upper respiratory tract ~ or our nose, throat and lungs. Our bodies react to the virus and try to flush it out by giving us runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing and so on.
Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria that live in our digestive system, that help improve the immune system. The most beneficial bacteria probiotics are Lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria.
Probiotics can be found in many foods (such as yogurts) or supplements. They can become an impactful part of our regular diets and along with washing our hands, can help keep us healthy.
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