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Beneficial Probiotics Strains: Knowing Them Inside And Out

With hundreds of probiotic strains found in our gut, you may be wondering – which of these are beneficial probiotics strains? You may also be asking – what types of probiotics am I getting from the capsule, pill, or dietary supplement that I just bought from the supermarket? Just like you, I don’t have even the slightest idea what beneficial probiotics strains to look for when shopping for products like yogurt and probiotic based supplements, then you will surely love this article.

Read on and take a closer look at those strains of beneficial probiotics that you should integrate in your daily diet…

Beneficial Probiotics – How The Trend Is Going
In the United States alone, you are bound to find hundreds or better yet thousands of different probiotic products that have millions of American followers and consumers. With more and more research and studies about probiotics being made (PLUS the fact that the results are often positive), it’s NOT surprising that people are now spending 3 times as much as they did back in 1994 on probiotic products, which are either food or dietary supplements.

Back in the day, yogurt and kefir were the only products and foods that contain beneficial probiotics and cultures. BUT things have changed and expanded now. Look at your local store and you will find granola, candy bars, frozen yogurt, cereal, juice, cookies, and those are just to name a few.

On the next section, we will be taking closer look at the most common strains of beneficial probiotics that are being used in these foods and supplements that are flourishing in the shelves of supermarkets all over the globe.

Beneficial Probiotics Strains…EXPOSED!
Looking at the foods and products that are said to contain live and healthy cultures of probiotics, the strains that are most commonly used are Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, along with Streptococcus thermophilus. Matter of fact, in the United States, manufacturers of yogurt required to ferment the Lactobacillus bulgaricus as well as Streptococcus thermophilus.

HOWEVER, the bad news is that there are yogurt manufacturers that use heat treatment to sanitize their products after the fermentation period. You see, this process kills ALL of the live cultures in the yogurt. In light of that, you should take extra care and determine if the yogurt you bought are containing live cultures of beneficial probiotic strains.

How are you going to do that?

Here’s a simple tip – check out the label. If it says it’s containing live cultures of beneficial probiotics strains, then go ahead…grab it and enjoy it. You can be confident and assured that it contains live and healthy micro organisms that your body needs to stay healthy.

Beneficial Probiotics – Lesser Known Strains
With the knowledge concerning beneficial probiotics on the rise, more and more beneficial strains are brought to the light. Nowadays, there are food manufacturers using lesser known strains like Enterococcus, Bacillus, along with Escherichia coli and yeast. These strains of probiotics are properly prepared and stored…ensuring that they survive the trip to your intestine for you to get the most out of them.

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