Why Yogurt is Balls for Your Intestinal Walls


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Oh the intricacies of the human body and namely for this post, the digestive system. By now you probably understand the importance of having a healthy level of good bacteria in your gut and it`s role in immunity, inflammation, mental health and so much more. Food marketing companies have taken this tidbit of now popular knowledge and have been doing everything in their power to pimp out various foods with `healthy bacteria`or added probiotics.While there is a vast array of food products being marketed as good for your gut, the biggest one has to be yoghurt (yogurt). Is the addition of probiotics to your favourite old school regular yogurt a positive thing? Sure, I suppose but truth be told, you are better off getting it from other sources. The negligible amount they actually put in is pretty much useless as the potential benefits are kiboshed  by the amount of bad bacteria feeding sugar that is in these little cups of misguided health promoting nutrition fallacies. Sugar feeds bad bacteria in our guts thus furthering the already symbiotic state of our intestines. Below is the nutrition label of the most popular brand marketed in this manner and to so many ladies out there who eat this stuff as their protein source too, NO :). Dairy is not the devil IF it is the right kind ie. goat products rock, kefir and SOME greek yogurt as long as it is the full fat unflavoured stuff not to mention that whey kicks ass. If you are not like many that are allergic or intolerant, go for the dairy but if you are looking for a real solution to aiding your possibly grotesque gut in a better manner than try adding the aformentioned dairy foods, add some kimchi, saurkraut, unsweetened Bio-K, tons of greens for their fiber (and enzymes and nutrients of course) and try supplementing with probiotics and a good digestive enzyme with HCL . Stay away from added sugars even if it comes from `natural`sources and add some of the whole fruit if needed in a natural yogurt so you get some fiber which is not only good for blood sugar but also to clean you out and sort of `lay the foundation`for good bacteria to reside in your gut. If you are having serious recurring yeast infections, gas, bloating or other intestinal distress, I would suggest even omitting the fruit for a couple of weeks and stick to veggies, good fats and proteins until the inflammation and other issues going on in your gut settles 🙂

  1. Servings:
Calories 70 Sodium 70 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 210 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 13 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 8 g
Trans 0 g Protein 4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
 

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