Bifidobacteria is a kind of anaerobic (i.e., lives without oxygen) bacteria that normally inhabit people’s gut and help with food digestion. Bifidobacteria are one of the major genera of bacteria that make up the colon flora in humans and other mammals. One of the most important characteristics of bifidobacteria isRead More
Breastfed infants are better protected against infections than formula-fed infants. Why? Because breast milk stimulates the development of bifidobacteria in the baby’s gut, and this bifidobacterium-rich microbiota has an important immunoprotective effect.
Prebiotics are dietary supplements designed to regulate the composition of gut microbiota, which can benefit people’s health. Galactooligosaccharides (GOS), oligofructose (a subgroup of inulin), and fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are examples of prebiotics. Before