New Delhi, Jul 05 (ANI): A recent research revealed how good bacteria could help the gut stay healthy. The study showed good bacteria, or the microbiota, interact with both the epithelial cells lining the gut and cells of the immune system to help balance the immune responses and protect the gut from unwanted inflammation. The study suggests that manipulating the microbiota to limit intestinal immune responses could have potential therapeutic benefits for conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. Disease-causing microbes, such as Salmonella, evoke a strong inflammatory immune response that is directed at eliminating the microbe. But an inflammatory immune response, especially in the intestine, can be damaging to the healthy tissue. The findings have been published in the journal Immunity. Some healthy probiotic food options are, Kimchi, yogurt, Sauerkraut, kefir, broccoli, beans, etc.