I blame my mother for much of this quirkiness. You see, my mom is unconventional. It took me till adulthood to realize that not every kid grew up sprinkling wheat germ on their oatmeal, rubbing vitamin E on their scraped knees and growing alfalfa sprouts in their kitchen sink. It was normal for me to eat yogurt anytime I took antibiotics or had a touch of tummy trouble. I thought everyone did this.
What my mom and other's interested in natural health knew was that yogurt contains 'good' bacteria that helps the digestive tract function properly. It is only now that the mainstream healthcare field is catching up and utilizing this important knowledge. Probiotic treatment, the consumption of certain bacteria to improve health, can help a host of digestive troubles or just assist in maintaining regularity. I personally up my yogurt intake anytime I take a course of antibiotics, to replace all the good bacteria antibiotics may have destroyed.
Now let me say this- I don't really like yogurt. I always ate it because I 'had to'. So I am constantly on the lookout for yogurt I might enjoy. Enter Yo-Plus.
I LOVED Yo-Plus, seriously loved it. The texture is fantastic, the serving size just right and the flavors are delish. I have had both the blueberry-acaci and the blackberry pomegranate and can gladly say I looked forward to eating the next container, a rarity for me.
At 110 calories per serving, more fiber than regular yogurt, 3 different types of bacteria, billions of live cultures Yo-Plus is an incredible tool to have in your health arsenal. Not only does Yo-Plus taste amazing, unlike many medications/supplements, it can be used by nearly everyone to improve digestive health.
Yoplait and My Blog Spark would like to give you the chance to try Yo-Plus and win some great goodies as well. They are giving away 3 of these great gift bags to my readers:
Each prize pack includes a coupon for a free pack of Yo-Plus, a fantastic tote, a BPA-free water bottle and a handy little notebook. Additionally you can get a coupon for $1.50 off a 4-pack of yo-plus here: Click for coupon and if you don't love it, its free.
How to Win:
Tell me if you have ever used yogurt for the pro-biotic benefits, and if it helped (one entry, must be done before doing any extra entries).
U.S. readers only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM CST, Monday, March 30th.
NEW- If you do not wish to enter by posting, you may e-mail your answer directly to me at pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com and I will toss your entry into the mix.
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Good luck everyone! Look for a great prize pack for the doggies at the end of this week!!