Lactic bateria benefits and nutrition
Since four thousand years the human race is using lactic bacterias for the fermentation of foods. These bacterias are used in the whole world, in particular in milk products such as yogurt, cheese, butter and kefir.
The actions of lactic acid bacteria are species and strain specific, and depend on sufficient numbers of bacteria being available in the intestines. The difficulty in identifying and classifying strains has complicated research, since benefits may only pertain to particular strains.
Nevertheless, lactic acid bacteria have a number of well-established benefits. They can improve lactose digestion, play a role in preventing and treating diarrhea and act on the immune system, helping the body to resist and fight infection.
Canada’s Food Guide
The Canada Food Guide recommends consuming yogurt and kefir to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, it is recommended for anyone aged 19 and over, according to age and gender, to consume between 2 and 3 servings of milk and alternatives a day. For example, one serving of yogurt or kefir represents 175 g (3/4 cup), a 2-liter jar of yogurt (maximum capacity of the Yogourmet Multi yogurt maker) therefore contains 10 servings.
PROBIOTICS AND HEALTH CANADA
You can appreciate their positive effects by enjoying your homemade yogurt made from our yogurt starter with probiotics (CBA), they are controlled by Health Canada.
For further information please refer to the following website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/label-etiquet/claims-reclam/probiotics_qa-qr_probiotiques-eng.php