Yoghurt has been used for centuries to promote a healthy digestive system.
It is known that in regions where people eat yoghurt on a regular basis the people live longer as an average.
It is also prooven that Yoghurt has a beneficial influence on nthe intestines which
are the seat of our immune system. It also helps the digestion and protects the intestines also from cancer. All the absorbtion of nutrients,which have to be separated from the toxic substances takes place in the intestines. If they are not working correctly the body absorbs the wrong "stuff" and eliminates the good. The base for a good funcion of the intestine is the intestinal flora.
Here is where yoghurt has its function. The probiotics in the yoghurt help the good flora to grow and keeps the bad in its place. This balance can also be destroyed by unhealthy food (too much sugar for example) or after the use of oral antibiotics which destroy the intestinal flora. Here the right use of yoghurs can do a whole lot of good. Unfortunately a lot of probiotic yoghurts are not very efficient because the the probiotics very fragile and get lost on their way through the stomack to the intestine.
Here lies the importance of the prebiotics which protect the probiotics so that they reach the intestine. A good high quality yoghurt has to have a great number of both pre-and probiotics.
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