How much yogurt should you eat when on antibiotics?

Question by Jersey Pride: How much yogurt should you eat when on antibiotics?
I have read that eating the good (probiotic) cultures in yogurt while taking antibiotics add back some of the the good bacteria that antibiotics kill while fighting your infection.

How much yogurt should one eat per day for this to be effective?

Best answer:

Answer by Christopher K
As an RNP, I’ve been on the fence about this one:

I think that you should take the course of antibiotics that your health care provider prescribed, THEN use the probiotic (think: Activia, Yoplait Plus, etc, the ones with the added bifidus regularis) to restore the beneficial flora in the digestive tract that the antibiotics destroy…..For a week 2 cartons a day (6 or 8 oz cartons, that is) should do the trick….Enjoy!!!

Christopher

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One comment to How much yogurt should you eat when on antibiotics?

  • ♥Martini Shake♥  says:

    I would say an average and healthy amount of yogurt would be no more than 1-2 cups (which would be equal to about 2-4 of the normal serving sized packages)

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