Re: Live Yogurt? What kind of prunes? RE: BLOATING
As you know prunes are dryed plums. When you eat them, the fluid in your body has to re-plentish the water so I think they should be cooked with water so they are easy to chew and your body does not have to supply the water---it also kills the mold that may be present. Prunes donot change(oxidize) as they go through your Gastro system.
There are many different brands of yogurt on the market. Not all have live cultures in them. I use to make yogurt with milk in a small 5 cup yogurt maker. To start it---you used 3 teaspoons of plain yogurt mixed with the milk. The bacteria in the yogurt works on the milk sugar (lactose) and converts it to a live culture over a period of a day. Not all plain yogurt that I bought would work. I guess through the way it was handled ---all active live culture must have died.
When you buy yogurt look that it says live culture or organisms---like L. Acidophilus in it. A brand--- Stonyfield Farms--- says made with 6 different organisms and they name each organisms. I like it the best. Dannon is usually OK. You can usually get a good brand at a health food store!!!
I hope this helps---Harry