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Kefir vs Yogurt: Differences, Benefits, & Nutrition

Are you looking for ways to add more probiotics — i.e., the good bacteria — into your life through the foods you consume? One efficient way to do that is by consuming kefir and/or yogurt, both of which are sources of probiotics.  Most people have heard of yogurt, but some aren’t quite as sure about…

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What Are Lactic Acid Probiotics? Everything You Need to Know

Most healthy people in the know are quite familiar with probiotics. They’re the beneficial bacteria and yeasts that form a microbiome throughout your body, but mostly in your gut. Probiotics are  best known for supporting healthy digestion and helping to ease uncomfortable issues like gas, bloating, and occasional bowel movement irregularities.  But growing research shows…

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Fiber & Probiotics: How They Each Support Your Digestion

Fiber has been an age-old approach for smooth sailing when it comes to your bowel movements, while probiotics have earned their reputation as modern-day mainstays for good digestive health. But, do fiber and probiotics work together? Are they both necessary for optimal digestion? Do they help (or hurt) one another? Let’s take a closer look…

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What Are Fermented Foods?

Preservation is the hallmark element of fermented food preparation. It involves a process of allowing live organisms to convert carbohydrates to organic acids or alcohol. It is a controlled environment and utilizes a system of anaerobic digestion and can be used to preserve a large variety of vegetables. The beauty of fermentation is that when…

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Watermelon Summer Salad

Summer may be half way over, but we’re still taking full advantage of the beautiful sunshine! Not to mention, there are still plenty of delicious in-season fruits and veggies we can enjoy as we spend relaxing end-of-summer evenings patio-side. The one thing we can’t get enough of? Watermelon! While this summer staple is absolutely delicious…

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What Does CFU Mean As It Relates to Probiotics?

CFU Meaning: how many cfu probiotics should I take? Have NO clue what CFUs are? Don’t feel bad! You’re not alone. “how many probiotics should I take?” is a common question we receive. While there is no universal answer, if you’re wondering “how many cfu probiotics should I take?” a good first step is for…

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Refrigerated Probiotics vs. Non-Refrigerated

Do probiotics need to be refrigerated? And if so, what happens when you don’t refrigerate probiotics?  These are the burning questions we’re out to answer for you today. Do Probiotics Need to Be Refrigerated in Order to Survive?  Let’s first distinguish between whether they need to be refrigerated once they’re in your home versus when…

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Prebiotic vs Probiotic – What’s the Difference?

If you’re confused about prebiotics vs. probiotics, you’re not alone. Most people already know what probiotics are, and have probably even consumed them via foods or supplements. But when it comes to prebiotics vs. probiotics, many are less sure about the difference between prebiotic and probiotic activity, or the advantages of taking probiotics that are…

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