Can probiotics help protect you from food borne illness?

Can probiotics help protect you from food borne illness?

Sleeping baby cradled by momWhether home or overseas food borne illness can affect everyone in the family, including baby.  With recent outbreaks in the news you might be thinking of ways to help keep your baby healthy. Studies have shown that probiotics can both help prevent and shorten the length travelers diarrhea and many forms of food borne illness.

Probiotics help to strengthen the tissue lining of the gut which can prevent the bad bacteria and toxins from entering the blood stream through the gut.  Also the presence of sufficient probiotics in the gut can help to reduce the proliferation of bad bacteria, again helping to reduce the chances of mild foodborne illness from becoming more severe. So one of the best ways to keep food borne illnesses and travelers diarrhea at bay is to increase the amount go good bacteria in baby’s gut, here are some ways you can do that:

  1. Give them a daily supplement like Mommy’s Bliss baby probiotic drops.
  2. Feed them probiotic rich foods like yogurt.
  3. Feed them prebiotic rich foods like bananas, berries and whole grains.  Prebiotics are a food source for probiotics and stimulate their growth in the gut.

Comments (3)

  1. Fiinndg this post solves a problem for me. Thanks!

    February 9, 2016 Reply
  2. You don’t necessarily need probiotics a type of “good” bacteria to be healthy. However, these microorganisms may help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria, just as the existing “good” bacteria in your body already do.

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    March 16, 2016 Reply
  3. If you have taken antibiotics for a bout of food poisoning, taking a probiotic supplement along with, or even after, the prescription medication can help return the healthy microbes to your digestive tract that may have been inadvertently harmed by the antibiotics.  One downside of antibiotics is that they kill beneficial as well as harmful microbes. Probiotics can help with antibiotic-induced diarrhea and improve digestion.

    June 2, 2016 Reply

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