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I have been adding FOS/stevia packets (the brand is Stevia plus by SweetLeaf) to my plain-jane, brown cow, low fat yogurt and it isn't too bad. Also, I will blend up some berries, keep it in the fridge, and add a few spoonfuls to the yogurt. I know FOS (which is sometimes equated with inulin) and I am curious if stevia could also be broken down... it is supposed to just taste sweet and pass through undigested, but I wonder if probiotics could digest it. I don't think it matters much when you take it, though I typically just add it to what I am eating that needs sweetening and other fiber sources feed it later on.
SCD is a great diet, but I think the philosophy is slightly skewed or simply based on older assumptions. I now understand that FOS or inulin, though restricted on this diet, do not generally benefit the bad as much as the good bacteria. I wanted to take a few lines out of the "probiotics revolution" book (pg 271), refers to two prebiotic "super" fibers:
"Oligosaccharides are a form of soluble fiber found in vegetables. We can't digest them, but probiotic microbes can. One oligosaccharide, fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), is a particular effective prebiotic. And a form of FOS called short-chain fructo-oligosaccharide (scFOS) is being considered as a possible sweetener for food, because it has a sweet taste.
"Inulin is another excellent prebiotic fiber. It's found in many vegetables, but the major source of inulin in the American diet are wheat, onions, and green bananas."
Yet to ever go into remission, additional Flare-up since Aug 12th
and still atempting to work in the midst of it Time off work since 10/17.
Finally seeing some improvement; likely was complicated with a digestional yeast overgrowth.
On Lialda (2/dy), probiotics, Oriental Medical Tea & Prescribed Diet, Fish Oil