Thursday, August 14, 2008

Probiotics

My mom is quite health conscious and always reads medical literature. While I prefer travel literature, I'm blessed that she passes her knowledge on to me, which is one of the reasons I started using probiotics.

My favorite is this little Japanese drink called Yakult. It's similar to a drinkable yogurt, although I compare the taste to key lime pie, and it has more healthy bacteria than yogurt. I prefer the sugar light variety, although I never had the regular one with the red packaging.

When my Mom visited, she was finally able to see what I was talking about and she also enjoyed it. The problem is it's not readily available in the US outside of heavily populated Asian communities, which Ohio is lacking. It looks like something Trader Joe's (which is surprisingly owned by, the German company, Aldi), should carry.

Until then, I think of my Mom every morning as I drink my tiny Yakult.

4 comments:

Lane said...

I love Yakult! Actually, I don't love it. I just like how my tummy feels on probiotics. Weird that Aldi and Trader Joe are related!?

Bluefish said...

I've been drinking this since I was a baby. It's so good. Is there a Chinatown in Munich?

JoernandAllison said...

I was so excited when our little Japanese kids would come in drinking their Yakult! Maybe it's time for me to try some too :)
Hopefully, your mom can find it somewhere in the States!

Emily said...

Lane...
I knew you'd be a probiotic user as well. I agree about Trader Joe's and Aldi - I never knew!

bluefish...
You must be quite healthy! Munich doesn't have a Chinatown, although we do have many Asian groceries and surprisingly you can buy yakult at most grocers.

allison...
I love that you get to see the world first hand through all of your little ones. You'll have to try it - your stomach will be happy!