Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Probiotics for weight loss

We have all heard that yogurt is a good snack and has many health benefits, but now studies are showing that the probiotics in yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, help maintain the proper balance of good bacteria in the gut versus bad bacteria. In fact, this article describes that this imbalance has been shown in 7-yr old overweight kids! Another good thing to be mindful of - probiotics need prebiotics to work at maximum efficiency (found in wheat, bananas, onions and garlic YUM!). I love that the author states this is not an excuse to slack off on exercise LOL!!

So eat up that Greek yogurt! It's best with some honey and sprinkled with walnuts.

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