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20 Reasons to Love Bacteria:

20 Reasons to Love Bacteria:

It may come as a surprise to learn that there are any reasons to love bacteria, but after poring through medical journals, I found that there are at least 20 reasons to love probiotic (health-supporting) bacteria. They include: 1. Digestion and Nutrition Certain types of bacteria help ensure that food is adequately broken down and that the nutri­ents are synthesized and absorbed by the body. 2. Anti-Toxic Effects Probiotic bacteria help to ensure that toxins are not absorbed into the blood and at the same time, help keep harmful bacteria in check. This aids gut and immune system health. 3. Allergies Research by scientists at the Osaka University School of Medicine found that certain probiotics were effective in the treatment of nasal and sinus symptoms linked to allergies. Published in International Archives of Allergy and Immunology , the specific strains they found to be...

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