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Probiotic Bacteria Beneficial For Brain Function

Bacteria in food can affect brain function, according to new research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study, carried out by UCLA researchers, found that brain function changed among healthy women who consumed probiotics in yogurt. Brain function changed among the women while in a resting state as well as during an emotion-recognition task…
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Domestic probiotic market expected to grow at 11% till 2016

Domestic probiotic market expected to grow at 11% till 2016
MUMBAI: The domestic probiotic market is expected to grow at 11 per cent till 2016, mainly on the back of awareness campaigns promoting its benefits, says an industry report. "The domestic probiotic market, which is comparatively nascent now, valued at …
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Vidazorb Gluten-Free Chewable Probiotic Dietary Supplements
I have always been a little unsure what to think of probiotics. My mother raised me to take acidophilus supplements religiously, but I could never find any evidence to suggest that the pills actually improved my health. After two weeks taking Vidazorb …
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Latest Probiotic Superfoods News

10 superfood ingredients make healthful eating fun
Dark chocolate: It helps reduce blood pressure, improves bad cholesterol and is good for the heart. Yogurt: This is a functional food that contains healthful probiotics, bacteria with the power to protect in myriad ways, from building strong immune …
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Probiotics ban leads to marketing revolution
This will have a big impact for products, such as those using 'superfood', antioxidant claims and on probiotic yogurts, which have not been approved. Implied claims. From December the term 'probiotic' will not be allowed on product packs, said Watkins.
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The Irish Times – Monday, August 13, 2012
In fact he leads the innovation team at his Armagh-based food company, Linwoods, and was the driving force behind his company's launch of milled flax seed products well before the market copped on to the potential of these so-called “superfoods …
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Greek Yogurt: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It
I use that term sparingly and reluctantly, but sure, superfood. Compared to … Consuming the right types of probiotics in the right amounts can make your digestive system run more smoothly and decrease the occurrence of yeast infections in women. They …
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Vegetarian Pyramid

If you are thinking about becoming a vegetarian, you might be surprised to know that there is a food pyramid that you can use as a guide just like the food pyramid that is recommended by health professionals for people who do eat meat. The vegetarian pyramid contains recommendations for dairy since vegetarians, unlike vegans, do eat dairy, so if you are wanting to be a vegan, you need to take that into consideration!

 

At the bottom of the vegetarian pyramid are the basics of a good vegetarian lifestyle. These are foods that you can eat liberally – as many as six to eleven servings per day. The base of the vegetarian pyramid includes whole grain bread, pasta, rice, and cereal.

 

The second part of the vegetarian pyramid includes foods that can be eaten generously. There are two parts to the second step of the vegetarian pyramid – the vegetable and fruit group. You can have three to five servings a day of this food group and they are good for you as well as good tasting. This part of the vegetarian pyramid includes all types of fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind that fruit contains a large amount of water so you will want to take it a little easy on the fruit so that you don’t retain too much water.

 

Then we take a step up the vegetarian pyramid to the level just below the top. Again, there are two sections to this part of the pyramid and they should be eaten in moderation. That means two to three servings per day. The first part of this step in the vegetarian pyramid is the low-fat and/or no-fat milk, yogurt, fresh cheese, and fortified alternatives such as soy milk and fortified yogurt products. The second part of this step is the meat alternative part of the vegetarian lifestyle which contains your proteins. That means beans, nuts, and seeds.

 

The final part of the vegetarian pyramid is the one where you want to consume sparingly. That’s because even though these ingredients are necessary, if you eat too much of them, it can be detrimental to your health if you eat too much. The top part of the vegetarian pyramid includes vegetable fats, oils, sweets, and salts.

 

Just like knowing the part of a “regular” pyramid, knowing the steps of the vegetarian pyramid can be very helpful when you are planning out your vegetarian meals. You need to be sure that you are getting the right amount of servings of foods that will help keep you healthy and keep your body working at its maximum potential – all without meat!

And remember to include a teaspoon a day of certified organic probiotic superfood to keep you healthy on the inside too.