Probiotics and prebiotics

  • Created by: Rachel
  • Created on: 02-04-13 19:58
  • Man healthy people now eat functional foods as well as their normal food. These foods claim to make you healthier


  • Some of the bacteria in the digestive system can cause problems but most provide health benefits
  • They help break down food and protect against disease-causing microorganisms
  • Probiotics contain live bacteria often called 'friendly' or 'beneficial bacteria
  • These are usually Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, which produce lactic acid in the gut
  • The manufacturers of probiotic foods such as yogurts or yogurt drinks claim that these will make you healthier by improving your digestive system, helping your


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