Which are better probiotics in food or probiotics in supplements?

Which are better probiotics in food o...

Probiotics are live bacteria which have frequently been reported to be beneficial in preventing a wide range of diseases as well as playing a major role in treating the existing ailments.  Our yogurt contains four live cultures.

Lactobacillus bulgaricus

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Bifidobacterium lactis

Streptococcus thermophiles

But with all that is written about probiotics I wanted to look at which was better the pill/tablet probiotic or taking foods with have naturally probiotics?

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Gut health and mental health

What is gut health? What is the micro...

There is a lot of talk around about gut health, the microbiome, microbiota, the second brain, diet for immunity, gut health and immunity  etc.etc.  Because Velvet Cloud is a live fermented product, these topics are obviously of interest to us. This post in an attempt to summarise in layman’s language some of the most recent thinking and developments in the area.

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Can a dairy free diet include goat’s milk or sheep's milk?

Can a dairy free diet include goat’s ...

You meet people who say, I am on a dairy free diet but can take sheep's milk cheese or goats milk cheese. But aren't they dairy products too?

Yes both sheep's milk and goat milk products are also dairy but a different type of dairy

A1 milk has A1 type of protein (casein) and A2 milk has A2 type of protein (casein). This is important because the way the milk is broken down and metabolised in the system is different. 

Which mammals produce A1 or A2 or a combination of both depends on the genetics of the particular breed. Humans, sheep, goats and buffalo produce A2 milk, for example. Cattle produce A1 or A2, depending on their genetic makeup. Milk from many of the common breeds of dairy cattle is a mixture of A1 and A2 proteins.

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