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Probiotic Pineapple Drink

Posted by Laresa Hays on

Probiotic Pineapple Drink

Pineapple is loaded with all kinds of good enzymes and sugar, making it very easy to ferment. It ferments faster than most other fruits we have made drink with. It is so good when done, it doesn’t last long. So, you may want to make a larger batch than this one we have here. This recipe is for a 1 gallon batch.Ingredients:1/2 Cup Pro EM•1®10 drops Liquid Stevia1 Cup Pineapple juice Concentrate116 ounces warm waterMix the ingredients together. Top off the container with warm filtered water, put an airlock* in and ferment. The bubbler in the airlock going up and...

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Probiotic Lemonade/lemon soda

Posted by Laresa Hays on

Probiotic Lemonade/lemon soda

Fermented Lemon/Lime Ade Yes, you can make a fermented lemonade that is refreshing, without the sugar, and has a probiotic benefit!This recipe will make 1 gallon of refreshing fermented Lemon/Lime AdeIngredients1/2 Cup Pro EM•1®1 teaspoon Liquid Stevia extract1/2 Cup Lemonade Concentrate1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice1/8 Teaspoon EM-X Gold Sea Salt4 Tablespoons EM-X Gold1/2 Cup Maple Syrup108 ounces warm waterMix the ingredients together. Top off the container with warm filtered water, put an airlock in the opening to the container and ferment. (The bubbler in the airlock going up and down indicates active fermentation.) You may start...

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Open Wide!

Posted by Laresa Hays on

Open Wide!

Let's talk about your mouth and what goes on in there... The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system. It is where digestion starts. Saliva lubricates the mouth and contains enzymes and microbes that start dissolving foods in the mouth. Teeth are used to pulverize foods, increasing the surface area and contact points for the microbes and enzymes to start breaking down food before they leave the mouth and head down to the stomach where acids macerate the food further. Foods bring microbes with them that are good and bad for you and your mouth. They are bringing lots of...

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Probiotics And Weight (fat) Loss

Posted by Eric Lancaster on

Over the past 10 years there have been several studies on the use of various probiotic strains in weight loss. Some of the first studies came from the idea of trying figure which microbes were associated with obese and lean subjects. There was an interesting finding that two different phylum were associated with these. There was a ratio between the Bacteroidetes phylum and Firmicutes phylum. The higher amount of Bacteroidetes group was associated with lean subjects. If the balance between the two (a 3:1 ratio) was off in the favor of the firmicutes phylum, the subjects tended to not lose weight. It is interesting to note that the Lactobacillus genus is in the firmicutes phylum and most of the bacteroidetes...

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What are some of the enzymes in Pro EM-1?

Posted by Eric Lancaster on

In our last post we discussed enzymes and how they are all produced by microbes. Well, considering there are 6 different species of microbes in Pro EM-1 and each one can produce a multitude of enzymes, we thought it would be a good idea to list out some of these enzymes. It is important to note that microbes produce enzymes when they are exposed to various compounds. Also, keep in mind that these metabolites are all included in Pro EM-1.   Here are enzymes are produce by just Lactobacillus casei:It gets really cool when you start to look at what each one of these...

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