Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sources of Good Gut Bacteria

"Kefir contains several major strains of "good" bacteria, such as lactobacillus caucasus, leuconostoc, acetobacter species, and streptococcus species, and some beneficial yeasts that aren't usually found in yogurt.

Another source is probiotic cheese: yogurt- and kefir-cultured cheeses, which can contain the bacteria lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, Streptococcus thermophilus and bifidobacterium lactis.

And probiotic kombucha, which is a fermented tea drink in which tea, water and sugar are combined together and heated, with starter cultures added to create the end product, exactly as is done with yogurt or kefir."

Integrative Medicine: Good bacteria helps maintain health - Living Here - The Sacramento Bee