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I like to pour it over a banana and sprinkle toasted hazelnuts, flaked almonds, Ceylon cinnamon on top. Yum :0)
It would be good to get a probiotic for my mum actually because she has IBS (no doesn't really face up to it). Its it worth getting something like a Yoplait? Is it Yoplait? Whats the one that comes in little pots that you have to have every day?..doh! Brain's gone
Not having grains has removed my IBS :0)
Good fats, 80g protein, 50g carbs a day with 16:8 fasting is doing me good :0)
I like the fattier versions, but they don't fit under my very low fasting day calorie requirement. I've been eating the 0% FAGE yogurt as dessert on almost every one of the 90+ fasts I've done this past year.
OTOH, the claims for yogurt and stomach flora are over stated. So I don't eat yogurt out of a belief it will transform my health. I eat it because it is very high in a good quality protein with very little calorie load.
Unfortunately, the helpful bacteria that are missing from our digestive tracts after exposure to antibiotics are not the ones associated with positive health effects, and eating yogurt does not displace the bad bacteria associated with increased obesity. I had a chat with a very good young gastroenterologist about this last year and she confirmed what I had suspected. There's no harm in eating yogurt but it won't fix problems with overgrowth of yeasts or bad bacteria in your gut.
BabydollAngel wrote: Yogurt is made by bacterial fermentation of milk, a process that may boost digestive health because it produces the same good bacteria found in the gut. Plus, some yogurt contains additional good bacteria known as probiotics. It has been proved that probiotics may help with digestion and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as diarrhea following treatment with antibiotics, which kill off both good and bad bacteria. Probiotics help irritable bowel symptoms, abdominal pain and gas, although the benefits may depend on the strain of probiotics.
While probiotics have been shown to help with diarrhoea following a course of antibiotics I am not aware that they have been proven to influence digestion and IBS. Prebiotics on the other hand have been shown to influence the composition of the intestinal flora.