If you have tried our Yogurt and Rose petals flavor you have noticed its remarkable taste. Did you know, however, that it is also full of beneficial properties, due to the probiotics that we use for its live yoghurt preparation?
Average adult humans normally have over three pounds of bacterial microorganisms residing within their system at any given time. Bacteria live in our intestinal tract, urogenital tract, mouth and on our skin. If the bacterial balance is right, with the good bacteria maintaining dominance and keeping harmful microbes at bay, there isn’t any reason to take notice of them. However, when a disruption occurs and pathogenic bacteria are able to gain a foothold, then discomfort, illness and disease can set in. Probiotics are used as a natural and safe means of supplementing food in order to maintain and modulate good digestive health, promote proper immune function and to aid in the restoration of good bacteria levels in the gut and our whole body. Learn more here:
In the early 1900s, Nobel laureate Elie Metchnikoff observed that certain rural populations in Bulgaria were exceptionally long-lived. Their diet consisted largely of milk products which had been fermented by lactic-acid bacteria. He theorized it was possible to modify the microflora of the gut by replacing pathogenic (harmful) microbes with helpful ones. By “seeding” lactic-acid bacteria into the gastrointestinal tract, the pH level is lowered, thereby suppressing the growth of harmful bacterial agents. These same bacteria are the ones we use for the Coppa della Maga flavor with Yogurt. We prepare the yogurt from fresh milk, where we fold in as a starting agent a mix of the probiotic bacteria. They have been shown to regulate the transit time of food through the digestive system, to reduce gas, decrease diarrhea and constipation, and to kill or inhibit colonization of pathogenic bacteria. When introduced to the human intestinal tract, they begin to rapidly colonize along the intestinal walls. It works in the mid-stage of the digestive process by breaking down carbohydrates, particularly sugar and by doing so, it creates an unfriendly environment to pathogenic bacterial agents. Furthermore, one of the bacteria we use (Streptococcus thermophiles) produces large quantities of the enzyme lactase, which according to some reports, is effective in the prevention of lactose intolerance.
Healthy digestion depends on the modulation and maintenance of the microflora contained in the gut. When an imbalance occurs, it is important and sometimes even vital to restore and replenish the probiotic organisms quickly. Studies definitively demonstrate that our gut bacteria are directly related to proper immune system response and function. Autoimmune diseases generate inflammatory responses within the body which probiotics can sometimes work to offset and decrease. Many events can be responsible for an imbalance in the gut flora which allows pathogenic bacteria to gain a foothold, one of the main ones being stress. Furthermore, doctors regularly prescribe antibiotics to treat infections and illnesses. Though highly effective at eradicating bacteria, antibiotics are not able to distinguish between good and bad microbes, thus they indiscriminately kill off both as they are encountered. This process leaves the system vulnerable until the appropriate balance of microflora is able to be established again. Many doctors will prescribe probiotic supplements at the same time they prescribe antibiotics, in order to ensure and facilitate the restoration of the gut flora as quickly as possible. An effective and also very delicious way to help that process is to have a bowl of Coppa della Maga Yogurt & Rose petals now and then