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Sunday, 14 September 2014

FOODS THAT CAN BOOST IMMUNITY (YOGURT)

I read in the guardian newspaper of Sunday 7th September 2014 that  some virologist who specialize in Ebola are suspecting that part of the population in West Africa are immune to the virus and that members of the special group can play a crucial role in efforts to contain the epidemic.This has lead me to research into natural foods that can boost our immunuty especially in this times that infectious diseases of all kinds are flying around.
In today's posting I want to talk about  our very common YOGURT.
Yogurt contains pro biotics  or live active cultures which are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease causing germs.It also contains lactobacteria especially acidophilus which promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reduces the conversion of bile into carcinogenic bile acids.basically, the friendly bacteria in yogurt seams to deactivate harmful substances such as nitrates and nitrites before they are converted into carcinogenic  nitrosamine.some viral and allergic gastrointestinal disorders injure the lining of the intestine especially the cells that produce lactose ,this results in temporary lactose mal-absorption problems .that is why children often cannot tolerate milk for a month or two after an intestinal infection .Yogurt however is a popular healing food for diarrhea.
Research has shown that children  recover faster from diarrhea when taking yogurt .
Yogurt also minimizes the effects of antibiotics on friendly bacteria in the intestine .It has also been known to decrease the amount of yeast colonies in the virgina and decreases the incidence of virginal yeast infections .
A study from university of Vienna in Austria found that a daily 7 ounce serving of yogurt was just as effective in boosting immunity as popping of immunity pills.
So t will be a wise decision to include    yogurt in your daily or weekly menu.BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT..
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