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Acidophilus works as an intestinal cleanser. Herbal remedies have been used to assist healthy digestion for centuries. In fact, there is documented use of herbs to promote the digestive process in writings as far back as ancient Egypt. Cultures throughout the world have relied on digestive herbs as part of traditional medicine with excellent results.
Acidophilus also helps prevent fungus, diverticulosis, acne, and bad breath.
Acidophilus helps in the absorption of calcium as well as other minerals.
All natural supplements can reintroduce beneficial bacteria into the system. Important benefits of acidophilus supplementation can include:
- Keeping constipation and diarrhea under control.
- Counteracting lactose intolerance by its association with lactase.
- Reduction of bad breath.
- Reduction of internal gas.
- Cholesterol control by promoting normal absorption of dietary fats.
- Suppression of candida yeast.
- Suppression of a number of intestinal disorders.
- Prevention of intestinal contamination from foreign infectious organisms.
Acidophilus May Aid in Weightloss
Results from recent research indicate that specific probiotic derivates have a satiety (appetite suppressant) effect. It is too early to draw any definitive conclusions; however, if the on-going project defines a link between probiotics and satiety, consumers will have a groundbreaking new, means to help them maintain a healthy weight or lose weight with Probiotics.
Danish probiotics supplier, Chr Hansen, continues to investigate the satiety potential of a version of the probiotic strain, Lactobacillus casei, under the new program called ProSat. Source: Clinical Trials
Food Sources of Acidophilus
Common food sources of L. acidophilus include yogurt and fermented soy products, such as miso and tempeh.
Yogurt is a cultured milk product, made by adding certain "good" bacteria to milk, skim milk, and/or cream. It wasn't always easy to come by. Making your own was a lengthy, complicated process. Today, yogurt is available at stores and supermarkets as well as health food stores all across America. Varieties and flavors abound, so you should have zero problem finding one suitable to your personal tastes.
Add soy miso to a soup or stir fry, treating two tablespoons of soy miso as the equivalent of approximately one-quarter cup of a legume (the category in which soybeans are classified).
Like other soy-based foods, miso can provide us with a wide variety of phytonutrients. Many of these phytonutrients can function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances. Think of soy miso as a highly nutritious addition to your diet that helps maximize the health benefits of your food.
Tempeh is a widely enjoyed food made from soybeans. Tempeh is a very good source of manganese and a good source of protein, copper, phosphorus, vitamin B2 and magnesium. In addition, tempeh is a good source of monounsaturated fats.
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