February 20, 2014

Baby Poop Bacteria Makes Healthier Sausages?

Here’s a phrase I didn’t think I’d hear today. Baby poop bacteria. Apparently what winds up in your baby’s diaper could help make healthier sausages.

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Note: there is no baby poop in the above product. As far as we know anyway.

Sausage in general does not fall into the category of “health food” to the best of my knowledge. Phrases like “how your Fox News sausage is made” are meant to be a pulling back of the curtain, showing you things you don’t want to know. For example, a “beef sausage” contains beef. What kind of beef? You don’t want to know. And so on.

A friend of mine sent me a link to this story on FoxNews.com, via LiveScience. It’s not that anyone wants to eat baby poop. (At least I hope not.) It’s the bacteria, probiotics in particular, that scientists were looking into.

The two kinds of bacteria used most often in probiotics, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are far more abundant in infant poop than in adult excrement. In addition, “infant feces are natural samples, easy to obtain,” Jofr said.

“Easy to obtain” indeed. Babies are poop machines. Extracting the healthy bacteria from the baby poop is not something that everyone knows how to do, though. Isn’t it marvelous that we have scientists to do these things for us?

I guess. If you’re a scientist, this is the sort of thing you do. Are there poop scientists? Poop-ologists?

Personally I  avoid sausage. But that’s me. I do take probiotics (as opposed to ANTI-biotics, a connection I only recently made). And I eat non-dairy yogurt, which has the live bacteria this article talks about. Not necessarily the same live bacteria, or as much of it. I’m not an expert on these matters. This should not be considered health advice. See your doctor if you have an erection lasting more than four hours. Sorry, wrong sausage.

Anyway, it is unlikely you will see baby poop sausages on store shelves anytime soon. And as gross as the topic is, it did make me think about my overall gut health, which is important.

Baby-poop bacteria help make healthy sausages | Fox News.

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