By now you’ve heard all about how adding probiotics to your diet can be very beneficial to your health. And you’re absolutely right! Unfortunately, when most people think probiotics, they think yogurt. We get it, yogurt is delicious and can be a healthy snack, but it should not be your only go-to product when seeking the digestive and immune benefits of daily probiotic consumption.
Here are 3 reasons why yogurt isn’t enough for good gut health:
1) You aren’t getting enough CFU
Probiotics are measured in Colony Forming Units (CFU). The daily recommended amount for an adult is somewhere between 3 to 15 billion CFU. A probiotic yogurt will contain around 1 billion CFU, which means you will need to consume at least 3 cartons a day to feel any real sort of benefit in your body. UP4™ ADULT CUBES contains 3 billion CFU in one delicious cube.
2) You are eating too much Sugar
Sugar. It makes things delicious but it also can be detrimental to your health. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 36 grams of sugar for an adult male, and no more than 20 grams for a female. This is critical when understanding what you are actually consuming when you eat a yogurt. The average probiotic yogurt contains around 15 grams of sugar and if you are eating the recommended dosage of 3 containers, that’s a whopping 45 grams of sugar. UP4™ ADULT CUBES are absolutely sugar free which means they are guilt free as well.
3) You’re loading up on Calories
The average carton of yogurt contains around 100 calories. To get your recommended daily dosage (3 Billion CFU) you would need to consume over 300 calories (3 cartons) of yogurt. UP4™ ADULT CUBES are a simple way to get your daily probiotics while keeping your calories in check. Each delicious cube is only 12 calories and boasts all the CFU you need for daily immune and digestive support.*