What are Bifidobacteria, and why are they so good?

Posted by Cutting Edge Cultures on 2024 Apr 3rd

What are Bifidobacteria, and why are they so good?


**This post is a summary of Healthline's article Why Bifidobacteria Are So Good for You**

Of the trillions of bacteria that live on us and inside of us, one of the most important for our health is Bifidobacteria.

Bifidobacteria are healthful bacteria that live in the human gut (microbiome). Their shape resembles the letter "y".

They are helpful in various ways:

  • they help the body digest fiber 
  • they help prevent infections 
  • they produce essential compounds, such as B vitamins and healthy fatty acids

The article mentions various studies that link Bifidobacteria to wellness, both physical and mental.

Eating foods that nurture the good bacteria in your microbiome may benefit your overall wellness.

Eating fermented foods that contain Bifidobacteria is one way to increase the presence of Bifidobacteria in the gut.

Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-bifidoba...

If you wish to make fermented foods that contain these beneficial bacteria yourself, you will find Bifidobacteria in our probiotic Yogurt Plus starter and our probiotic Kefir Soda starter.


The information above is for general knowledge and should not be taken as medical or nutritional advice. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.