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Bifidobacterium Longum
-Bifidobacterium longum is present in the gastrointestinal tract and it is a gram-positive bacterium that consists of a thick peptidoglycan layer. Classified as an Actinobacteria, under order bifidobacterial, phylum actinobacteria. These bacteria can be extracted and grown/cultured to produce medicine. It belongs to the group called lactic acid bacteria found in probiotics fermented food products such as dairy products.
HEALTH BENEFITS
-Boosts immunity, by combating infections (decreasing the chances of influenza and fever), also beneficial by working against candida.
-Relieves inflammation, especially in patients with ulcerative colitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Improve symptoms in those patients.
-Improves microbiota composition in the guts and immune parameters in children with recently discovered CD.
-Reduce cholesterol levels thus helping the liver and kidney to function effectively.
-Reduces intestinal inflammations.
-When given to mice it helps to improve learning and memory.
-Helps to reduce depression. Beneficial in schizophrenia.
-Improves lung damages and decreases respiratory organ inflammation responses.
How to have more Bifidobacterium in your diet
By eating:
-Salt-cured olives
-Fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut and kimchi
-Cultured dairy goods, including yogurt and kefir, etc.
-Apple cider vinegar
References
-Web med , Bifidobacterium ,viewed 27 August 2018 , www.webmed.com bifidobacteria uses
-Self hacked, 17 health benefit of Bifidobacterium longum ,viewed 22 August 2018, https://www.selfhacked.com > b-logum
-quora.com, food that contain bifidiobacterium ,viewed 24 August 2018, https://www.quora.com > what food-has the most Bifidobacterium

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