What Are Live And Active Cultures In Yogurt?

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 5 years ago

    What Are Live And Active Cultures In Yogurt?

    What is the importance of live and active cultures in yogurt? How can you tell which yogurt contains live and active cultures?

  2. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 5 years ago

    It is bacterial flora found in the intestinal track that keeps it clean by eating anything left behind after have a bowl movement. Because of our diets in this day and age, we eat more processed food then anything and lose a lot of our natural flora. That is why it is important. It also helps keep bad bacteria from forming in the body. I believe all yogurt contains this flora, but most has very little. If you are concerned with getting this in your body, they sell probiotics, which is essential the same thing in pill form.

  3. Yogurt From Home profile image53
    Yogurt From Homeposted 5 years ago

    Probiotic or lactic acid bacteria are responsible for turning milk into yogurt.  Whether they simply pass through the gut or stick around and colonize, they're beneficial to the colon because they help maintain a favorable balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria.  For probiotic bacteria in yogurt to be beneficial they must be alive.   

    How do you know the lactic acid bacteria are alive?  Read the label on the yogurt container.  It should say "active cultures" or "live bacterial cultures" or something similar.  If the label doesn't say that, I'd assume they were dead.  Some yogurt brands are re-pasteurized after being cultured, killing the probiotic bacteria.