Greek Gods Cultures
In recent years, there have been numerous scientific studies examining the health attributes of cultures and probiotics. Live and active cultures are beneficial bacteria that naturally reside in your digestive tract and improve intestinal function, promote good digestive health, and lead your body's defenses against a number of ailments. A key contributor to the delectable flavor and creamy texture of Greek Gods yogurt is the balance of live and active cultures. Greek Gods contains 5: S. thermophilus and L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidus and L.casei.
L. bulgaricus is the 1st of 2 cultures that are commonly used to produce yogurt. L.bulgaricus is named after Bulgaria, the country where it was first used. The bacterium feeds on milk and produces lactic acid which also helps to preserve the milk. L. bulgaricus helps with the digestion of milk products and other proteins; production of natural antibiotic substances; effective immune enhancement; maximum effectiveness of waste disposal; and colon cleansing without disrupting beneficial flora.
S.thermophilus is the 2nd culture commonly used to produce yogurt. Clinical studies have shown that this culture enhances digestibility, increases absorption of vitamins and minerals, and promotes intestinal lactose digestion.
Lactobacillus acidophilus gets its name from lacto- meaning milk, -bacillus meaning rod-like in shape, and acidophilus meaning acid-loving. is a probiotic bacterium that has been shown in clinical tests to guard your small intestine, replenishing the bowel with good bacteria that may be depleted by the use of antibiotics, the consumption of caffeine and processed foods, and the exposure to life’s daily toxins. It has also been said that L.acidophilus boosts the immune system, and decreases the frequency of vaginal yeast infections. Some people report that it provides relief from indigestion and diarrhea may also help inhibit growth of viruses, and of some cancers.
Bifidobacterium is a probiotic bacterium that protects your large intestine, deterring harmful bacteria or yeast from robbing the body of valuable nutrients and acting as an anti-viral agent. This probiotic has also been shown helpful in hindering the colonization of Salmonella and E. coli.
L. casei is a probiotic culture that is known to improve digestion and reduce milk intolerance and constipation. Some studies have shown strains of Lactobacillus casei have the ability to stimulate the immune response in the intestinal tract and it assist in the propagation of desirable bacteria.