Probiotics are defined by The Joint FAO/WHO Working Group as "live
microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer a
health benefit on the host". Because we associate bacteria with
disease it is probably difficult for some people to get behind the
idea that consuming a couple of billion of them a day is good for your
health. But the scientific evidence is mounting that you can treat or
prevent some diseases with foods or supplements that contain certain
types of bacteria. In Northern Europe people consume a lot of these
beneficial bacteria, called probiotics, because their diets
traditionally contain foods that are fermented with live bacteria such
as yogurt. Beverages containing probiotics are also very common in
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