Good bacteria to have in a person's stomach are acidophilus, lactobacilli plantarum, lactobacillus rhamnosus and bifidobacteria. Foods such as yogurt contain bifidobacteria and acidophilus.
Sauerkraut, or sour cabbagethat is fermented cabbage, contains lactobacilli plantarum. It enhances the immune system, minimizes yeast growth and improves a person's digestion. Findings published on gastroenterology show that lactobacillus rhamnosus can lighten a person's mood. Bifidobacteria or bifido, which belongs to the lactic acid bacteria group, gives various health benefits to adults and children, according to WebMD. It can prevent diarrhea, enhance the immune system, reduce cholesterol and treat diseases such as ulcerative colitis.