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You Have Diarrhea: Eat Yogurt

Studies at Finland’s University of Tampere suggest that up to 75 percent of diarrhea-prone people are suffering because they don’t have enough probiotic bacteria living in their intestines. “You need these healthy bugs to digest food and absorb liquids properly,” explains Jeanne Drisko, M.D., an associate professor of integrative medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Enjoy one heaping cup of yogurt daily (the kind containing live bacterial cultures) and you’ll restock your dwindling probiotic stores, cutting your risk of the runs four-fold, and helping you bounce back twice as quickly if you’re struggling with diarrhea right now, says Dr. Drisko. For best results, opt for plain yogurt and flavor it yourself with fruit and a pinch of your favorite sweetener. The high doses of sugar found in commercially-sweetened yogurts can worsen intestinal problems by fueling the growth of intestinal yeast, say researchers at California’s Stanford University.

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