26 Jun How This Dietitian Gets Her Probiotics and You Can Too
This post was created in partnership with Activia. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
I certainly include probiotics in my healthy diet, but I want to do it through food, not pills, whenever possible. That is why I turn to yogurt to get my fill of probiotics. In honor of World Microbiome Day, I’m sharing why probiotics are an important part of a healthy lifestyle and why I fill my fridge with Activia®.
The Benefits of Gut Health
Any support is important to me when my routine seems to be a little off-balance. While I’m settling into a new routine, I make sure to help support my gut health* with balanced nutrition, regular exercise and plenty of sleep. As the saying goes, “if you take care of your gut, it’ll take care of you right back.”
I choose Activia® because they are the probiotic pioneers, backed by more than 20 years of research to give you billions of live and active probiotics. With a delicious and creamy texture, Activia makes it easy to help support gut health* as part of your self-care journey.
Activia products may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive discomfort when consumed twice a day for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Minor digestive discomfort includes bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort and rumbling. The brand offers a range of lowfat and nonfat yogurts, lowfat yogurt drinks, dairy-free yogurt alternatives, and dairy drinks that include the signature probiotic culture Bifidus (Bifidobacterium lactis DN-173 010/CNCM I-2494), plus four additional live cultures. The Bifidus culture was specifically selected because of its ability to survive passage through the digestive system and reach the large intestine in sufficient amounts.1
Just like me, more than half of consumers prefer probiotics to come from food rather than in pills.2 That’s why I stock my refrigerator with Activia® which provides a delicious solution in a range of yogurts, yogurt drinks, and dairy drinks to meet demands.
In addition to providing live and active cultures, yogurt is a great choice. Each serving contains high-quality protein, essential vitamins and minerals and delivers all nine essential amino acids our bodies need but cannot produce on their own. Whether you’re looking for a snack or an ingredient swap for your next recipe, the yogurt aisle is the place to look for taste, choice and versatility.
Activia offers a broad range of yogurt options – from the more traditional 4oz cups featuring fruit flavors to newer innovations that promote convenience or offer dairy-free yogurt alternatives.
I keep the Activia® Probiotic Dailies in my fridge. It’s a quick, easy and tasty way to enjoy your daily probiotics. This lowfat yogurt drink is packed with Activia’s billions of live and active probiotics and helps support gut health.* Activia Probiotic Dailies (pictured on this post) is available in seven flavors including Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla, Cherry andAcai Berry,.
You can also find Activia® Dairy-Free Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative, which is a probiotic yogurt alternative that brings the billions of live and active probiotics Activia is famous for in a delicious dairy-free format that helps support gut health*. Made with almondmilk, Activia Dairy-Free yogurt alternative features four varieties of carefully curated flavors that deliver a great taste with 9g of sugar or less per 5.3oz cup – including Peach Hibiscus, Raspberry Pomegranate, Blueberry Acai, and Vanilla Cinnamon.
Interesting enough, fermented foods, such as yogurt, were voted the number 1 nutrition trend amongst RDs in 2020?32 So…what are you waiting for? Go pick up Activia on your next trip to the market. Show me what you pick up at the store and tag me on Instagram @tobyamidor and use the hashtag #GetSpooning
*Activia may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive discomfort. Consume twice a day for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Minor digestive discomfort includes bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort and rumbling.
1 Berrada N, et al. Bifidobacterium from fermented milks: Survival during gastric transit. J Dairy Sci. 1991;74:409-413.
2 Chin-Lee B, Curry WJ, Fetterman J, Graybill MA, Karpa K. Patient experience and use of probiotics in community-based health care settings. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2014;8:1513–1520. [PMC free article][PubMed])
3 Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian 2020 “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey