Updated 06 September 2013

Good bacteria vs. bad bacteria

Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, some are rather good for you. But the line could be a thin one. So, what should you know?

These micro-organisms normally prevent infection and proliferation of "bad" bacteria (pathogens like Salmonella and Clostridia, for instance) and have a positive effect on nutrition.

It’s therefore also important to include enough fibre in your diet by eating fruit, vegetables and whole-grains (these foods have many other health benefits, too). Food sources of the fructo-oligosaccharides include onion, asparagus, rye, banana and oats.


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