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Do I need to include probiotics and prebiotics in my diet?


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  • Website: Mayo Clinic
  • Resource type: Article

Summary - The message of this resource is:

Probiotics may help to keep your digestive system healthy. Prebiotics act as food for probiotics. There is some evidence that probiotics may help treat diarrhea, yeast infections and irritable bowel syndrome. More research is needed on the role that probiotics and prebiotics play in digestive health.


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Keywords

bacteria, digestive, gut, gastro, antibiotic, urinary tract infection, UTI, intestine, infection


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Rated on: 6/8/2017 3:39:37 PM

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