Does Sugar Kill Probiotics in Yogurt?

Too Much Sugar Will Kill Probiotics

Sugar is sterile in high quantities and will kill probiotics if their ratio is to predominant at your yogurt.

Sugar Sucks Moisture of Cells by Osmosis

Sugar can pretty much just suck cells moisture when osmosis occurs, as you already know, probiotics are living creatures and everything that lives is made up of cells

Sugar in High Concentrations Can Form an Impenetrable Sterile Environment

The interesting fact is that a low sugar concentration will not kill bacteria and microorganisms, in fact it will help them live and serve as food.

Sugar Could Cause Trouble Somewhere Not in Your Yogurt

Sugar can be very bad for us, many studies have scientifically proven that sugar is an addictive substance, that is enough reason to avoid it. The thing is that sugar can directly impact your gut health.

Sugar and the Bacteria on Your Gut

Did you know that there is about 100 TRILLION bacteria living inside your gut right at this moment?

Those bacteria need to maintain an optimal balance, that balance is something around 85 per cent good bacteria to 15 per cent bad. Well this is where sugar comes into equation wrecking havoc on your gut health. Bad bacteria feed off sugar, giving your body too much sugar will disrupt the optimal balance and cause a variety of health problems.

Things Get Worse as You Age

Time is your enemy when we are talking about gut health and sugar intake, because with the natural aging process comes a decrease in stomach acid. Stomach acid is of vital importance for the growth of good bacteria, without the regular amount we are enabling bad bacteria to dominate our gut.

Sugar is Almost Sterile at High Concentrations

Sugar in very high concentrations will not allow for most life forms to manifest

Almost Every Life Form Use Sugars for Energy

Just about any organism can use sugar for energy, even plants can use sugar indirectly by consuming the by-products of fungi that converts sugar into energy.

Kefir (Greek Yogurt) Will Even Feed on Sugars (Lactose)

That thick delicious yogurt that is high in protein we all love, but kefir is different from regular Yogurt. Kefir is actually a mixture of lacto-bacteria combined with yeasts, both of these components feed on lactose, the milk sugar.

A Little bit of Sugar is OK 

Life is to be enjoyed, so please stop fretting about every single detail and go live it, a little bit of sugar will not kill your yogurt probiotics.

Can I Blend Yogurt with Sugar?

Absolutely, while I would not recommend because of the many harms sugars can cause you, mixing a little bit of sugar into your yogurt will not kill the probiotics in it.

Do Not Exaggerate with Sugar on Your Yogurt

Go easy on sugar as we already discussed, nature has many mechanisms that impact probiotics life when sugar is found in high concentration.

Make Your Own Yogurt

The ideal answer is this one, make your own yogurt and you will know that it is healthy. All of those pre flavoured yogurts a lot of times provide an image of being healthy but in reality are not.

You Will Know What is Inside the Yogurt and its Sugar Content

The most important advantage of making your own yogurt is that you will know exactly what is in it, so you cannot be fooled by big brands trying to make their way into your fridge

Fruits and Your Natural Sweeteners Will Not Ruin the Yogurt Like Sugar Could

What happens is that store bought yogurts are packed with gelatin and loads of processed sugar so they sell more. There is always great yogurt on sale, but you need to read the labels carefully and assess the facts.

Yogurt May Not Be a Great Probiotic Source

Even though yogurts are marketed as the ultimate probiotic source, that may not be the case.

Stomach Acids and Enzymes

Did you know that both our stomach acids and enzymes break down the yogurt before it even has the chance to fill our gut with healthy bacteria?

Artificial Sweeteners

 Lot of yogurts have artificial sweeteners like aspartame, these are dangerous for our well being and have the potential to cause fatal diseases.

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