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Does Activia work?


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I have never really been regular and I dont eat enough fiber. I was thinking of trying Activia to help. Has anyone else tried it? Does it work? Does it taste like other yogurts???

Thanks.

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Yogurt in general helps with digestion because of the good bacteria in it. I find Activia has too much sugar so I stick with plain yogurt and honey.
You can get probiotics in capsules, too. Any pharmacy and many grocery stores sell them. Some people swear by it, I personally can't stand them.

Like cellophane_star said, all yogurt has helpful bacteria. If you want to try Activia, you should, but remeber, you can get similar benefits from cheaper brands that are just regular yougurt.

If you want to keep an eye on sweeteners either sugar or artificial stuff, I recommend a brand called Cascade Fresh (their located in Washington, I think.) I buy them at Whole Foods, but I'm sure they're carried other places.  They have the best score when it comes to the number of "real food" ingredients. I have also noticed digestive benefits--enought to limit myself to only 4 per week. ;)

Activia did not help me with regularity - and I've had been constipated most of my life.  What HAS worked for me is either Enzymes (in capsule form, 2 after each meal) or (just recently started) Green Food (also in capsule form).  I just started with the Green Food supplements and have not yet adjusted to them.  Just found the Enzymes about a month ago and it has worked really well.  Even fiber supplements have not helped.  I found my Enzymes at Whole Food Market.  Good luck!

Try googling Activia... I believe they are being sued for false advertising. I take one DanActive light every morning (35 calories) for the probiotics and to keep up my immunity.

In regards to regularity, I found Fiber One bars/cereal to be very helpful (my friends and I call them f**t bars) :).

I also look for fiber enriched foods (Kashi), wraps, english muffins, etc.

Hope this helps!

I just buy the 6% plain yogurt, it has good bacteria in it.
Remember when adding more fibre to your diet to drink more water.  I find that just barely boiled water works best, sorts of loosens everything up.
Original Post by jennbuddy:

Try googling Activia... I believe they are being sued for false advertising. I take one DanActive light every morning (35 calories) for the probiotics and to keep up my immunity.

In regards to regularity, I found Fiber One bars/cereal to be very helpful (my friends and I call them f**t bars) :).

I also look for fiber enriched foods (Kashi), wraps, english muffins, etc.

Hope this helps!

 I eat an english muffin every morning. I didnt think that it was a good source of fiber.

I would try the fiber one foods. their cereal is good, i have only tried the honey clusters, and although i hate yogurt i can eat about half of the little cup. it seems to be helping!

Thanks for all the replies. I really love strawberry yogurt, so I think Im going to try that daily to see if that helps.

I liked the flavor of activia.  It tasted less sweet to me than a lot of other kinds.  I also like the danactive kind.

Those fiber one bars made me ill, so proceed cautiously with them.

 

 

I've been eating activia yogurts for years and I am very regular but I don't know if the two are connected.  


Activia yogurts are really nice though, the fruit ones especially have a really good flavour (even if they are a little calorific compared to some yogurts you can buy), they seem quite filling too which is nice.

Yoghurt contains 0 dietary fibre actually. What activia does help with though, is flatulence (a member of my family uses activia for this). If you're looking for fibre I suggest bran cereal for breakfast and include lots of fruit and veg in your diet. Water also helps with digestion.

Actually, you can buy a particular Activia that has fibre added to it but I agree with the bran suggestion
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