Brainy Gourmet

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Probiotics ~ Its as Gouda as it Gets!


Its been awhile since I blogged about food stuffs that work as natural remedies for certain health issues and one that bothers many of us is a lack of probiotics (consumable live bacteria) in the gut.

To remedy this, we are often told to eat foods that have probiotics in them in order to take on simple digestive issues. And, did you know that probiotics are good for other health issues? Probiotics actually can eat cholesterol?

Probiotic bacteria has been shown to break down cholesterol and use it for nourishment. So, good gut bacteria is also good for our cardiovascular system.

Where can we get consumable live bacteria - probiotics? Most of us know that sauerkraut, yogurt and buttermilk contain probiotics that we can eat or drink but did you know that soft cheeses like Gouda do too?

Not all probiotics can survive the journey through your stomach and intestines. However, research finds that strains in fermented soft cheeses, like Gouda, are hardy enough to make it through.

My sweetie and I love Gouda; so, I am thinking a little Gouda will do us a lot of good 'a' :-)


*Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3023901/
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ss/slideshow-probiotics
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_heart/eat_smart/the-power-of-gut-bacteria-and-probiotics-for-heart-health

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