Tuesday, June 17, 2008

bacteria in my yogurt?!

i don't have too much time this week to work out, so i tried to do 2 P90X workouts in a row...didn't last 10 minutes into the second one and i quit...haha
ate lunch and drank a korean yo-geu-reu-teu. looked at the ingredients and saw that it had Lactobacillus caesi culture on it...now i'm thinking...what the heck? it has bacteria??
so i wikipedia'd it:

Lactobacillus casei is a species of genus Lactobacillus found in the human intestine and mouth. As a lactic acid producer, it has been found to assist in the propagation of desirable bacteria. This particular species of lactobacillus is documented to have a wide pH and temperature range, and complements the growth of L. acidophilus, a producer of the enzyme amylase (a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme). It is known to improve digestion and reduce milk intolerance and constipation.
Some L. casei has been shown to inhibit the growth of H. pylori, while helping balance the microflora of the large intestine.[1]. Some L. casei are considered as probiotic and may be effective in alleviation of gastrointestinal pathogenic bacterial diseases.[2]. According to World Health Organization, those properties have to be demonstrated on each specific strain - including human clinical studies - to be valid [1].

nice! kind of want to grow some of my own...sike...

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