Probiotics For A Cold? YEP!

When you think of probiotics, you probably think of helping your digestive system. But new research suggests that probiotics might also help keep you from getting sick. In a few cases in a recent study, the good-for-you bacteria were better than placebos at reducing the number of upper-respiratory-tract infections such as colds and reducing the number of prescriptions for antibiotics. The findings are based on an analysis of 3,451 children and adults. Researchers focused on different types and strains of probiotics, including those in milk-based products and supplements. Good sources of probiotics include yogurts and smoothies. In the recent taste tests conducted, the top products were Fage Total 2% strawberry and Chobani Low-Fat Greek strawberry banana yogurts and strawberry Dannon DanActive smoothies. Probiotics are generally safe, but check with your doctor before adding them to your diet if you are pregnant or have a compromised immune system or illness.

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