Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yakult

Yakult. We drink it almost every day. Where we live, there's so much bad bacteria floating around, that giving yourself some of the good stuff on a regular basis is a good idea.

I've heard it said that there are more foreign cells in and on your body than there are actual cells that make up your body.

That sort of makes me want to go take a bath in a pasteurization plant to get all that living stuff off me and out of me, but I can't.

So, we drink Yakult. It's a probiotic drink from Japan with a billion or so good bacteria to make your tummy happy.

And it really does seem to help.

Oh, by the way, studies show that taking probiotics regularly can reduce the length and severity of cold and flu symptoms.

So it's not just for tummy trouble.
Go find your own version of probiotic in your country, and you too can practically ooze healthiness. (If you're in the US, go to http://www.yakultusa.com/ to find where you can get it in America.)

Disclaimer...Yes, we know Yakult, actually, has quite a lot of sugar.  If we were really good parents...committed to the welfare of our children...we would make our own kefir(since it's not available here) and have them drink that. 

We drink Yakult because we LIKE it.

Photo from Google.

1 comment:

amy said...

cool. we have it here. and cheap. and mostly everywhere. i thought it was so super sweet that i didn't really get into it. but i like knowing more about it and that it has so many probiotics...other good yoghurt sources are a little harder to come by. maybe i'll say yes more next time the kids ask for it.