Probiotic Foods For Good Health [NOOK Book]


Readers learn abouth the special nutritional and therapeutic features of traditional probiotic foods.
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Readers learn abouth the special nutritional and therapeutic features of traditional probiotic foods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591205340
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,304,847
  • File size: 792 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Fermentation: A Venerable Tradition

1 Probiotics: New Applications for Old Knowledge 7

2 Fermentation: An Old and Widespread Practice 13

3 Fermented Foods and Beverages Around the Globe 17

4 Some Special Features of Fermented Foods 23

Part 2 Yogurt and Other Fermented Milk Products

5 Yogurt: An Ancient and Modern Food 29

6 Yogurt and the Gastrointestinal Tract 33

7 Yogurt and the Immune System 39

8 Yogurt and Food Allergy, Intolerance, and Sensitivity 45

9 Yogurt and the Genitourinary Tract 55

10 Yogurt and Structures, Organs, and Systems 63

11 Probiotic Bacteria: From Wild and Free to Controlled and Profitable 81

12 Yogurt: From Plain Jane to Superstar 91

13 Drinkable Cultured Milk 109

Part 3 Fermented Non-Dairy Foods

14 Fermented Vegetables: Nutritional and Therapeutic Treasures 125

15 Beans: Fermentation Is a Necessity 133

16 Cereal Grains: Improved Through Fermentation 143

Conclusion 151


A Probiotics as Dietary Supplements 153

B Bioactive Probiotic Components in Milk 159

C Bioactive Probiotic Colostrum: A Special Mammary Fluid 169

Main Sources 173

Index 209

About the Author 218

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