Digestive Yogurt and Kefir, Beneficial Bacteria & Probiotics -- Natural Blog
I am not overly strong on dairy in general (www.jonbarron.org/weight-loss/natural-health-dairy-diet-delusions). But that said, it all depends on the quality of the yogurt and kefir.
- Is it organic?
- Is it made from raw dairy?
- Better: does it have a lot of added sugar for flavoring?
- Is it pasteurized "after" culturing to prolong shelf life -- which of course, kills all of the beneficial bacteria?
If you find good quality yogurt and kefir that do more right than not, then they can be a useful addition to your diet -- but, regardless, they will not contain all of the essential strains of beneficial bacteria (such as bifidus) you need. You will still need to supplement with a good probiotic formula.