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11 Surprising Uses for Yogurt

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4. Relieve diarrhea
Antibiotics may kill good bacteria in addition to the ones they’re meant to kill, leading to stomach discomfort and diarrhea–but the Lactobacillus acidophilus in yogurt produce bacteriocins which restore natural intestinal culture. Which is why yogurt is used for restoring normal bacteria in the intestine after antibiotics and for treating antibiotic-related diarrhea and acute diarrhea in children. Yogurt formula given as a replacement for milk formula in infants and young children seems to relieve persistent diarrhea.

For preventing diarrhea due to treatment with antibiotics, WebMD recommends: 125 mL (approximately 4 ounces) of yogurt containing Lactobacillus GG taken twice daily throughout the antibiotic treatment course. Some researchers recommend taking 240 mL (8 ounces) of other yogurt preparations twice daily. Take yogurt at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after antibiotics.


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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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4:38AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

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2:09PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Thank you for the information. I will come back to check out the rest later.

9:04AM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Thanks.

5:03PM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Thank you

1:12PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

dzięki za informację i za przepisy

9:04AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:06AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing this article.

9:15PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Great tips - thanks

11:06AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Great article.Thanks for sharing

11:20AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

I was wanting a substitute for cream cheese, so straining plain yogurt sounds like a good idea! Plus, I can use organic,an added bonus!

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