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Streptococcus thermophilus

Streptococcus thermophilus belongs to a group of bacteria called lactic acid bacteria. Friendly bacteria such as Streptococcus thermophilus help break down food, absorb nutrients and fight off "unfriendly" organisms that might cause diseases such as diarrhea.

Streptococcus thermophilus is one of the most widely used bacteria in the dairy industry. Live cultures of S. thermophilus make it easier for people who are lactose intolerant to digest dairy products. The bacteria break down lactose, the sugar in milk, that lactose-intolerant people find difficult to digest. 

Food sources rich in Streptococcus thermophilus

Streptococcus thermophilus is found in fermented milk products, and is generally used in the production of yogurt, alongside Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus. 

 

Streptococcus thermophilus is extensively used as a starter culture in the production of yogurt and cheese.

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Did you know?

Probiotic administration is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) by 42%.

May reduce the risk
with
of AAD diarrhea

Information source:

Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hempel S et al. JAMA 2012;307:1959–69. Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and children. Goldenberg JZ et al. Cochrane database Syst Rev 2013;5:CD006095.

About 70% of the cellular component of the immune system is present as gut-associated lymphoid tissue.

Immune system is
about
gut microbiota

Information source:

Clinical reviews in allergy and immunology 'The gut microbiota and inflammatory noncommunicable diseases: Associations and potentials for gut microbiota therapies." (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2014.11.012)

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Exercising regularly brings a whole heap of benefits both short and long term to every aspect of your health. Improved cardiovascular fitness1 reduced blood pressure2 increased muscle strength and endurance3 increased bone density4 increased lung capacity5 improved metabolism6 increased energy levels7 to list a few, and it doesn’t stop at physical benefits. 

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The digestive mucosa is home to about 70% of the cells in our immune system.

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