Technical question about gut bacteria...

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Technical question about gut bacteria...

Postby BeerIsGood » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:59 pm

I have been experimenting with eating more fermented foods in an effort to improve my gut flora. Alcohol in excess, of course, is harmful to the good flora of the gut. So, my question is, are there styles of beer which contain greater amounts of helpful gut bacteria? My gut (no pun intended) tells me that stronger Belgian styles and perhaps Saisons might fit the bill in this regard. Any thoughts or input on this topic?
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Re: Technical question about gut bacteria...

Postby Craig » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:01 pm

I want to warn you that I do not know what I'm talking about but....

I think gut bacteria mostly lives in a pH environment that is too acidic for most conventional strains. I think things with Brett or lacto are your best bet. Particularly anything wild fermented, because then you're not getting a blast of a single strain, but getting a bunch of different things.
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Re: Technical question about gut bacteria...

Postby GtownRandy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:16 pm

Probiotics is what you’re looking for. (I’m a pharmacist)
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Re: Technical question about gut bacteria...

Postby Belgian » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:46 am

Homemade yogurt is a really healthy & tasty gut support food, and the best way is to incubate it in the oven for 12 hours. VERY high levels of beneficial cultures, low lactose, enjoyably tart.

You just need some very clean jars with lids, the milk & starter and the basic method > google 'oven light yogurt' (yes, just the light bulb in the lightly warmed oven will keep it going, although I usually wrap the jars in clean tea towels as well.)

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