Wholesome Residing With TAU: Probiotics vs. Yogurt: Which Ought to You Select? | Wholesome life with dew
Many people eat yogurt with live or active cultures because of the beneficial effects these bacterial cultures have on their digestive systems. Others opt for probiotics instead of yogurt. We’ll look at the similarities and differences between these two sources of beneficial bacteria.
What they have in common
Both yogurt and probiotics provide a large number of microorganisms that are beneficial to our digestive tract.
Both help improve digestive health.
The friendly bacteria it contains can displace harmful bacteria.
Their beneficial effects depend on the fact that enough of the friendly bacteria are available at the same time so that they can defeat the harmful bacteria. If the supply is left behind, the unfriendly bacteria can come back.
The various bacteria they contain colonize certain parts of our digestive tract.
Environmental factors can influence the effectiveness of the bacteria. Light and oxygen are particularly harmful to them.
How they differ
Probiotics usually contain more strains of bacteria than yogurt.
The bacteria in probiotics can colonize more of your entire digestive tract. An enteric coating allows lactobacilli to reach the small intestine, while the bifidobacterium gets to its favorite place, the large intestine!
You need to eat more yogurt, and more often, to balance the bacteria in probiotics. Three servings a day is the minimum that is considered effective.
Yogurt can be more susceptible to harmful environmental factors.
Sometimes probiotics are associated with prebiotics, which reduce the population of unfriendly bacteria in order to pave the way for easier colonization by the friendly bacteria.
Probiotics will not bother anyone who is lactose intolerant.
Which Should You Choose: Probiotics or Yogurt?
If you like yogurt, fermented foods like sauerkraut, and probiotic fortified foods like certain juices and can afford to consume them in the quantities you need, then you can go for a food source that has bacteria-friendly. On the other hand, if you are lactose intolerant or just don’t want to eat all of your beneficial bacteria, you may prefer to take your daily allowance in convenient supplements.
Whichever source you choose, please make sure you are getting enough of the friendly bacteria to keep your digestive system active and healthy. Contact us if you need help choosing the right probiotics to help you “Live Younger”.
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