It’s all about the probiotics. Something that I take in pill form every day. And, I found out, I am getting almost no use from it as I take it on an empty stomach. I should know better. These types of products need a delivery system such as a protein (yogurt) or a fiber. I had already learned and forgotten this when I was studying about flaxseed oil.
I attended an event to discuss Dannon’s newest Activia innovation, Activia Harvest Picks (it contains real fruits pieces!), and was happily reminded that I needed to change how I was ingesting my probiotics. To take a pill and not get the full benefit of the product is typical me, so I remain hopeful that I will remember to take my active yogurt cultures in a protein/fiber base to get the full benefit! And as you can see below, these are from today’s shopping, sometimes I am even too busy to eat my yogurt, I have to drink it on the run!
Lastly, as I brought up at the event, I have learned that antibiotics kill the bad germs as well as the good germs when we take them. Well, think about it, the medicine doesn’t know the difference, why wouldn’t they kill the good germs as well? That is why I always gave my son yogurt when ever he has been on an antibiotic prescription. It is mind boggling that only recently have doctors picked up on this. We give our kids (and ourselves), medicines to get better, and then we let the medicines hurt us. Eating these yogurts reintroduces the good germs into our digestive system right away to keep us strong as we fight the bad germs. I love this knowledge!
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Disclosure: I received some yogurt and an autographed dessert book for attending the event, shh, it’s a surprise autographed book for my sister-in-law, the cooking blogger!
My paparazzi pic with the Top Chef Just Desserts Judge, Johnny Iuzzini, our private dessert chef who of course used Activia products for our breakfast treats!