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Is it ok to put probiotic supplements in milk & drink the the curdled milk the next day?I dont have kefir grains?Will this process develop some grain?
Quality probiotics: Take probiotic tab or capsule in between meals. Plain yogurt 8 oz twice daily. Do not mix milk with anything. Probiotics are bacteria or yeast having beneficial effect on digestion & immune function by binding sites on mucosal surfaces & by producing chemicals that inactivate or kill pathogens. ...Read more
Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more
Not relevant, sorry: Kefir is not a weight loss agent. Big people get big by eating big people food...wheat, sugar, potatoes, fruit juice, soda, artificial sweeteners...etc. If you are serious about losing weight, then stop eating these highly addictive foods. Then calories, time of day, and even amount of food is no longer important....your body will seek the weight it wants to be. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
Against some: Kefir has probiotics which are "good" bacteria. Probiotics have been shown to be helpful in shortening the time course or minimizing the severity of certain kinds of diarrhea but not all types. Consult your physician to determine if probiotics will be effective for the type of diarrhea you have. ...Read more
What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?
Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Pros and fermented foods have similar qualities but look for higher number of strains in pros rather than higher amounts. They interact. ...Read more
Weight loss: The best thing for weight loss is to burn more calories than what you take in. Eating small portions of well balanced meals and exercising regularly will keep you fit and healthy. Kefir is a good source of calcium, try to drink the low fat one, has less calories. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer