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If you have IBS you maybe lactose intolerant so be sure your probiotic capsule is dairy free. It should say it on the bottle.
I love yogurt with fruit. Its great.
I have horrific IBS and finally capitulated to my mom's insistance that I try a Probiotic supplement. I can honestly tell you that i was in excruciating PAIN for 2 weeks. I have never had gas like that before or felt that much intestinal pain for a long time. And I know intestinal pain. All I can say is that I don't think my digestive tract ever fully recovered from that experiment a year ago and I don't think I'll ever try it again.
@ILOVEBIRDEEZ: What is the source for your assertion that casein protein, occuring naturally in dairy (milk, cheese, etc) is a carcinogen?
i looked at the low fat yogert options and nearly eveery one had nearly the same calories as the full fat option, yes there was less fat but a lot more sugar. From now on I'm sticking to full fat but eating a bit less of it. Ellsjo
I am trying and trying to like Greek Yogurt for the protein value, but it just seems that I don't. (And I have never been a picky eater)
It seems everyone on the planet but me likes it...tastes like sour cream to me. This is funny, because do love sour cream! :0)
I do like to use it for in place of sour cream when making dips for veggies!
Probiotics are a good thing, of course, but getting them by eating dairy foods may not be. There is a animal-product protein called casein, and that is a carcinogen.
I bought some Greek yoghurt at Safeway a while back and my daughter ate all of it before i got to it.
i take a pribotics supplement, as i cannot stand any type of yogurt. in fact the only dairy product i can tolerate is butter... the supplements may not be the best but since i have started taking them my digestive system is working better, and i fell better.
One smart tip is to eat yogurt instead of ice-cream. It's cold and if you add some fruit it's even better than ice-cream and of course much much healthier!
I love yogurt and have it often, but watch the sugar. Even the popular well known brands have high sugar content. I eat no sugar added from Publix.
The Yoplait yogurt flavors are pretty kid-friendly, you could start kids off that way. I have just recently tried greek yogurt and like it.
I would like to know if the pro-biotics in Activia really are different than other yogurt or have they just been re-named and patented? I don't believe Activia is any better than any other active culture yogurt.
Using probiotics and a healthy, balanced diet (proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats) has enabled me to get off my medication for acid reflux. I did this with my doctor's blessing and under the supervision of a nutrition counselor. I'm healthier than I have been in a long time, and no more heartburn thanks for eliminating sugars and refined foods. Medications for acid reflux leach the calcium from your food before your body can use it. Hence, an increased risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis. They also allow the bad bacteria to take over in your gut because of the reduced stomach acid. It is not a good idea to drop off these medications without your doctor's knowledge and major dietary changes.
What simply amazes me is that there is no list of probiotic bacteria strains and what health benefit each has! I even checked an international probiotic organization and the deputy director said there was none. She was happy I started my own and you can find it here... http://mryogurt.info/probiotics although I have yet to find a source of information about what probiotic does what for your health.
I've just started using yogurt and probiotics to treat BV, it just kept reocurring after medication so obviously it wasn't taking care of the underlying problem, but the probiotics seem to be working so far!
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