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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

If You Must Do Dairy...

Silly me, I was so unorganized back in May that I forgot to order my probiotics to take with me to Calgary.  Because I'm a money saving student and only get my supplement discount at the store on campus, I decided to turn to whole foods for my summer probiotic fix.

As many of you will already know, the only food sources that probiotics are present in are as follows:

  • yogurt
  • sauerkraut
  • kombucha 
Kombucha in Calgary is horribly overpriced and I never liked the taste of sauerkraut, so I've opted for the yogurt.  Remember, I always suggest organic animal products since they have the highest amount of nutrients and lowest amount of toxins.  However, because I am lactose intolerant I couldn't eat yogurt made from cow's milk.  What was I to do?

Lucky for me, I found probiotic sanctuary in the form of Goat and Sheep Milk Yogurt!  Here's the skinny: if you are intolerant to cow products, first try sheep products.  If you are still intolerant, your last chance is with the goat products.  Scientists hypothesize that the sheep and goat genetics are closer to humans than cows, making their milk more easily tolerated in human stomachs.   If you are still bothered by the goat products, you may be out of luck and have to resort to plant based yogurts.  

I buy my goat milk yogurt from the Farmer's market and my sheep milk yogurt from the Community Health Food Store.  Both organic, both unflavoured with no added anything.   I eat 8 ounces of yogurt every morning with my oatmeal and fruit and my tummy feels fantastic.

Who knew?  

Goats are cute, no?

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