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How to: Yogurt to Help Clean the Intestines

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author image Shannon Sukovaty
Based in Malibu, Calif., Shannon Sukovaty has been writing health-related articles since 1992. Her work has appeared in “Colorado Health” magazine, “Health and Fitness Journal” magazine and on various websites. Sukovaty is a certified personal trainer with undergraduate studies in exercise physiology and credentials from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the American College of Sports Medicine.
How to: Yogurt to Help Clean the Intestines
Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, which is good for your intestines. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Yogurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, a beneficial bacteria that is often referred to as a probiotic. This kind of bacteria is found naturally in your intestines, unless you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or other GI problems. If your body is low on beneficial bacteria, you can add foods that are high in probiotics to your daily diet to increase them, according to MayoClinic.com. When choosing yogurts for intestinal cleansing, opt for no- or low-sugar options with no additives, for example, Greek yogurt.

Step 1

Eat a low-fat, low-sugar yogurt first thing in the morning with your breakfast. Add it to your whole grain cereal, oatmeal or granola for additional fiber which can aid digestion.

Step 2

Blend plain Greek yogurt with lemon juice and spices for a low calorie, high probiotic salad dressing. Add this dressing to your lunch time salad or use it as a dip for raw vegetables as an afternoon snack.

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Step 3

Eat low fat, low-sugar, and plain yogurt with fresh fruit after dinner to aid nighttime digestion. Adding fresh fruit sweetens up your yogurt for a sweet, desert-like treat.

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