Yogurt

What's the Difference Between a Probiotic and a Digestive Enzyme?

…probiotics from our mothers and they can be permanently lost due to antibiotic use or poor diet. They are available in supplement form and in foods like yogurt and fermented vegetables. Digestive enzymes are chemicals produced by our bodies in the pancreas, small intestine, salivary glands, and stomach. When…

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The Best Probiotic Foods for Digestive Relief

…of the yogurt products available here in America are laden with too much sugar and artificial ingredients. Plus, even if a yogurt package says the product contains “live and active cultures,” the probiotic benefits are often lost during manufacturing, delivery, and storage of the yogurts on your…

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A Healthy Summer Dessert: Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

…antioxidants. Plus, they’re low in calories and just plain delicious. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (Serves 4) * ½cup cold water * ¼ cup honey * 6 Tbsp. nonfat, dry milk * ¼ cup lukewarm water * 2 cups plain, nonfat yogurt * 1 cup fresh or frozen, sliced strawberries (approximately ½ lb) In a small saucepan…

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A Yogurt a Day Keeps the Fat Away

…an additional benefit to probiotics--fat reduction. The study, published in the Journal of Functional Foods, found that the daily consumption of yogurt that contained certain strains of beneficial bacteria improved metabolism and cut body fat levels by up to 4 percent. This is not surprising, considering…

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Preventing Diarrhea With Sour Milk?

yogurt you buy should say it has "active cultures." Some companies pasteurize the product after it’s been made, and this kills off the remaining beneficial bacteria making it useless. If you can find products made from L. acidophilus bacteria cultures, they will have the greatest benefits. If the yogurts

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…replenishes the vitamins in our body. Breakfast: Yogurt Waffles 1¾ cups whole-grain pastry flour or unbleached flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute) 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk or soymilk ¾ cup plain, nonfat yogurt ½ cup canola oil 1 Tbsp. xylitol Preheat waffle…

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It's Basic, A Primer on Why Excess Acid is Unhealthy

…past how the phosphorus in cola turns to phosphoric acid and destroys bone.) * Alcoholic drinks * Coffee and other caffeinated drinks * Sweetened yogurt * Most forms of sweeteners (artificial sweeteners, cane sugar, beet sugar, barley syrup, processed honey, maple syrup, molasses, fructose, lactose…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

…my own eating habits. It’s not perfect; there are lots of good and beneficial foods that wouldn’t be considered paleo—for example, butter, yogurt and kefir, and sauerkraut. But it is a good starting point. Research and clinical work shows that a lot of the food intolerance problems, gastrointestinal…

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You CAN Prevent Cataracts

…damaging UVB radiation. Animal studies have shown that when histidine is missing in the diet, cataracts may develop in as little as three weeks. Yogurt, wheat germ, granola, oats, ricotta, cottage cheese, and eggs are among foods rich in these amino acids that help rebuild and maintain the eye’s…

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices

…List to Get You Started: White Rice? Choose Quinoa French Fries? Choose Sweet Potato Fries Potato chips? Choose Almonds Sour Cream? Choose Greek Yogurt Milk Chocolate? Choose Dark Chocolate Fruit Juice? Choose Lemon Water Mayo? Choose Mashed Avocado Flour? Choose Ground Oat Flour Coffee Latte? Choose…

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Are Antibiotics Causing Obese Babies?

…to babies and children. Simply mix the recommended amount on that particular probiotic into formula, breastmilk, cow's milk (for older kids), or yogurt. Now it's your turn: What do you think of this study? And do you use probiotics regularly? You May Also Be Interested In: * How do you know if you…

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A Little-Known Cause of Bad Breath

…bad. I would first recommend using some foods or supplements that help nourish and replenish the good bacteria in the colon. Lactic acid yeast and yogurt are two things that work well. If you also have a problem with intestinal gas, add a digestive enzyme complex as well. Now it's your turn: Do you have…

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A Strawberry A Day To Keep Arthritis Away

…health, try to incorporate them into your diet daily, 4 to 5 times a week. So go ahead – slice some sweet strawberries on your cereal, add them to yogurt, or enjoy them alone as a snack or dessert. Now it’s your turn: How do you like to eat your strawberries? You May Also Be Interested In: * Arthritis…

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The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…allow the bacteria to continually multiply. When it comes to natural probiotics, fermented foods like sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, kefir, and yogurt are true superfoods. They are loaded with beneficial bacteria. Although I like them all, sauerkraut has to be my favorite, with kefir being a close…

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Weekly Update for August 12, 2013

…week’s issue covers: * Five Steps to a Healthier Emotional Outlook and Perspective * How to Treat Poison Ivy with This Oil Blend * Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe Also, coming up on my blog this week: * How a Simple Glass of Water Can Alleviate Joint Pain – Wednesday, August 14 * Mother's Milk: The Original…

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