Can Yogurt Cure the Cold?
There's good news for yogurt lovers! A recent German study found that probiotics (as found in yogurt with active culture) may shorten your cold episode by almost two days! Most yogurt products have a label claiming they are good for your digestive health and may boost immunity. But, it's important to know that not all bacterial strains have the immune-boosting quality. So far, only some strains, like Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus reuteri have been scientifically shown to prevent colds, improve immune response, or shorten sick leaves from work. So keep on eating those "friendly" bugs but look for yogurt products that contain these strains!