Posted: Oct 25, 2012 8:12 AM by Marissa Torres
Updated: Oct 25, 2012 8:20 AM
We try to avoid germs to stay at top health, but there is some "good bacteria" that our body needs, they're called "probiotics."
Probiotics are live organisms that are found either in pill form or in food and can promote health. Doctors say the bacteria has recently been a big focus in medical research because it's readily available, inexpensive and safe.
They add that people taking antibiotics could benefit from probiotics, especially if they get intestinal side effects. Taking probiotics during and for a week or two after you take antibiotics may help reduce those symptoms.
If you take probiotics, it's important to keep an eye on the expiration date because it contains live bacteria.
People with some infections and intestinal problems are encouraged to use probiotics.
The bacteria is also being studied for benefits in colon cancer, skin infections and irritable bowel syndrome.
The easiest way to get it, yogurt.