Most people relate bacteria to diseases and presume that bacteria are bad for our health. Plus, there are various household cleaning products that claim to be anti-bacterial.
However, did you know that for some bacteria, the opposite is true? These good bacteria, particularly those residing in the gastrointestinal tract, actually help our body to fight against illnesses.
Our gastrointestinal tract, also called the gut, contains trillions of microorganism. This community of microorganism include both good and bad bacteria, and collectively they are known as the gut microbiota.
It comprises about 1,000 different species of bacteria, with the potential to stimulate the maturation of the immune system and protect the body against pathogenic microbes.