Yoghurt for your Tummy

Friendly bacteria that live inside your digestive tract help digestion. Eating yogurt with live cultures and other foods that contain probiotics build up that positive population.

“We encourage probiotics,” says gastroenterologist Peter L. Moses, MD, professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. If you’re not a yogurt fan, don’t fret supplements contain better strains of probiotics. A small study of 19 seniors with chronic constipation found that daily probiotic supplements increased both frequency and consistency of stool, according to research published in the Nutrition Journal. Other studies suggest that probiotics can ease irritable bowel and Crohn’s disease symptoms and may reduce the risk of diarrhea infections, such as Clostridium dificile.


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