Kefir: it's not yogurt [9/15/2007]

So, I've started trying to drink this stuff. I'm hoping it will help counter balance the bad yeast and bacteria in my system from eating too many carbs.

Probiotics (live & active cultures) in kefir:

Lactobacillius Lactis
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
Streptococcus Diacetylactis
Leuconostoc Cremoris
Lactobacillus Plantarum
Lactobacillus Casei
Bifidobacterium Longum
Bifidobacterium Breve
Saccharomyces Florentinus
Lactobacillus Acidophilus


From what I can tell, yogurt has:

Lactobacillus Bulgaricus
Streptococcus Thermophilus
Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Bifidus/Bifidobacterium Bifidum
Lactobacillus Casei
Lactobacillus Reuteri

So you are getting acidophilus and casei from both. But that's the only overlap I've been able to see.

1 comments:

amey said...

I know this is an older post, but have you tried also taking Grapefruit seed extract? It tastes incredibly bitter, but kills yeast pretty well.

~amey
(my blog is linked but it's pretty dull)