Monday, March 28, 2011

Good Bacteria

You may have heard that good bacteria or probiotics are great for your immune system and health.

Most people have seen the commercials on tv for yogurt that makes claims such as regulating your digestive system. But did you know that this is not a reliable way to get the probiotics you are looking for? It's true, according to, commercially available yogurts sit for days and tend to produce acids. This means that by the time you get these yogurts they will not give you what you are looking for. Not to mention that most yogurts contain way too much sugar or artificial sweetener which are terrible for your health. That's not even taking into consideration the herbicides,pesticides, hormones and other junk that is in regular cow's milk.

So as you can see yogurt is not the best option for adding probiotics. You may be asking what is the best way? Well, you can always make your own yogurt or keifer. This is another instance of homemade being so much better than store bought. This way you know that the yogurt hasn't sat on a shelf somewhere. If you use organic milk or milk from a local farm you trust you know that the cows have not fed on food that was treated with herbicides,pesticides, and you know that they are not given growth hormones or antibiotics.
If you are not quite to the point of making your own or that doesn't interest you at all you can always supplement. Supplements come in a wide variety of strains, brands, and prices.
If you are interested in learning more about probiotics, what they do, how they work and what to look for be sure to read this information from UAS Labs. It's very informative!!

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