Every time we hear of bacteria, germs, dirt, diseases and infections are definitely the things that pop up in our minds. What many of us don't know is that some are actually not harmful and in fact helpful to us. Take a case of curdling of milk, we cannot do it without the help of this organisms. In fact, some enable us to preserve taste and texture of the food.
It's amazing how good bacteria are beneficial to us in day to day processes that we might not even be aware of. Examples include; break down and digestion of food, enabling energy to be stored as fats, shaping our postnatal development, production of Vitamin K and breaking down of carcinogens, increasing the renewing rate of intestinal cell lining e.t.c.
To be honest, the list is almost endless. A good example of this organism that is beneficial to us is , lacto bacillus. This organism does an amazing job of fermenting and preserving milk as well as other plant products. Did you know that actually good bacteria prevents our bodies from bad one's that may bring infection? Well, it seems like a bacteria war to me. All in all, the harmful ones may cause diseases such as Crohn's, cancer and colitis.
Important processes that occur in our bodies such as break down and digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and protecting us from harmful organisms rely on good bacteria. They mostly reside in the intestines and are also known as probiotic. Their advantages to human beings body is undeniable. Amazingly, despite their use in digestive process, they actually boost our immune systems.