good-for-you bacteria
n. Bacteria that are beneficial to health. Also known as probiotics.

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Probiotics, or 'good-for-you' bacteria, are being marketed as 'live cultures' in yogurt that function to ensure a healthy intestinal tract, increase calcium absorption and decrease cholesterol.
—Megan Davis, "Convenience, conviviality mark mealtime trends for future," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 2, 2000

Earliest Citation:
From the food R&D lab to your mailbox! Lactobaccilus acidophilus and other good-for-you bacteria have joined antioxidants as mainstream health products — at least according to one mail order catalog.
—"Bacteria for sale in beauty catalog," Prepared Foods, May 1, 1994

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