You are probably wondering why eating nearly any commercial yogurt might not be as beneficial as a probiotic supplement. After all, traditional cultures have been consuming cultured, fermented foods like yogurt for years for digestive health promotion.
The problem arises because…
While traditional yogurts were phenomenal sources of beneficial bacteria due to their raw and unpasteurized state, most of today’s yogurts are pasteurized, unless specially purchased raw and unpasteurized from a local farmer. Sadly, pasteurization basically kills or sterilizes most of the beneficial and other bacteria during the heat processing; radically reducing most of the benefits. Even most of the yogurts certified organic are pasteurized in some fashion.
With helpful bacteria less available in our food, it is crucial to consider supplementation with high-quality probiotics.