Now that probiotics are popping up in everything from cereal to chocolate to cheese, the mainstream press is pushing praises toward beneficial bacteria.
A story from the Washington Post asserts probiotics might help “thwart an array of conditions from allergies, asthma and eczema to gastrointestinal ailments.” The story goes on to say the friendly bacteria fit with a trend toward promoting overall health and using fewer prescription drugs.
The Post says the following about probiotics:
- They might fight off food-borne infections and the gastrointestinal illness C. difficile
- Probiotics seem to thwart rotavirus in infants and children
- Friendly bacteria might keep people regular and could prevent antibiotic-induced diarrhea
- A German study found probiotics might decrease the duration of colds and dampen cold symptoms