White Mountain Foods | September 10th, 2016
Q: What does the beneficial bacteria in yogurt do when you eat it?
A: Our digestive tract depends on several strains of live, beneficial bacteria to function properly. The bacteria help break down food, making nutrients more available for absorption through the intestinal walls and fight infestation by other possibly harmful bacteria, yeasts and viruses. Beneficial bacteria counts can be greatly reduced as we age, consume antibiotics, undergo chemotherapy, etc. Eating yogurt, or any cultured product, will re-populate the beneficial bacteria in our system, help protect us from invasion from other illness causing microorganisms and make nutrients in all the food we eat more available to our bodies.
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