When you are sick, your doctor may prescribe antiobioitcs. But when you want to avoid getting sick – and maintain a healthy digestive tract – stock up on probiotics. According to the World Health Organization, eating or drinking this "good" bacteria can boost your immune system, provide extra calcium and lead to a longer, healthier life. Including priobiotics in your diet is easy – here are three delicious ways to consume more of this good-for-you bacteria.
A word of caution: If you suffer from a weakened immune system or are staying in a hospital, talk to your doctor about probiotics in your diet -- your doctor may recomend that you steer clear of probiotics, as the live bacteria may have adverse effects on your digestive tract. However, for more details on the healthful benefits of probiotics, visit the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
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