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PostSubject: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:24 am

What think ye' of Yogurts and other daily yogurty drinks?

I notice that they say "scientifically proven health benefits of biffuduss blablalalb". etc. On their advertising.
Can they actually say this? Or do they use the escape hatch of "as part of a healthy diet".

Surely you get same benefits from a decent diet - including the "good bacteria".

My Dad, who's heather than Jesus (if he was alive) has started taking Yogurts 'cause he thinks it's healthy. I keep saying just eat better.

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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:55 am

what's wrong with yogurts?
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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:07 pm

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with yogurts per se. I eat them myself the odd time. But do people think that they provide additional benefits, which the advertisers claim?

You know those little bottles of actimel that you are supposed to take once a day? Is it just another "wallet extraction"?
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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:27 pm

I have no idea, why not try googling l casei immunitas? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:32 pm

Will do... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:14 pm

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/can-yogurt-really-boost-your-health/

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Lactobacillus+casei

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Helpful+bacteria%3a+should+you+take+probiotics%3f-a0156001558

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoghurt

To me the evidence says it can't harm to eat yogurt however Do not go on the assumption it provides health benefits.

Im studying nutrition and physiology at moment so get back on this bit later when I dig my books out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:26 pm

Thanks Den! That's what I thought - but i had nothing to back it up.


Just like the same old tactics from the shredded wheat comercials. "it may keep you heart healthy".

That said, I may get sucked into a miniture black hole after that accelerator is switched on. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:47 pm

You replied before I had chance to write this up:

The bacteria 'lactobaccilus GG' added to some yogurt, are not digested and reach the large intestine intact where they 'top up'the other friendly bacteria living there.

The friendly bacteria fight harmful bacteria, including 'clostridium difficile' that can cause diarrhoea after a coure of antibiotics. Other strains of friendly bacteria like 'lactobaccilus immunitas' have since been discovered; many now appear in yoghurts and other functional foods designed specifically to improve to improve gut health.

Denby, Raic, Rinzler, Nutrition for Dummies UK edition 2006.

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PostSubject: Re: Sod Off Yogurts!   Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:01 pm

I am a big yoghurt fan, but having said that I did see the pro-biotic drinks failing in a recent televised scientific test conducted by Prof. Lesley Regan on "Horizon". Regan pretty much debunked pro-biotic drinks, so-called "superfoods" (only so much your body can absorb apparently) and the organic lot.

http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/horizon-%E2%80%93-prof-regans-supermarket-secrets/
http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/Horizon-2748

One major argument I have heard put forward is that the sugar in the "culture drinks" feeds the naughty bacteria and therefore counteracts the friendly fellas.
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