Posts

Showing posts with the label This Popular Dairy Product Is Under Fire for Overstating Its Health Benefits

This Popular Dairy Product Is Under Fire for Overstating Its Health Benefits

Most of us don't have a lot of extra time to check every health claim listed on every product label in the grocery store. And even if we did, we probably wouldn't have access to, say, a bioinformatics lab to help us fact-check. In general, all we can do is trust the label and hope no one's lying to us, right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Bad news for kefir drinkers—new research suggests that most brands of the drink seriously overstate the beverage's gut health benefits. A study from researchers at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University looked at probiotic health claims on the labels of kefir products from five major brands. "The products sampled had 2 primary issues," the study's corresponding author, Kelly Swanson, PhD , The Kraft Heinz Company Endowed Professor in Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told Eat This, Not That! in an interview. "First, the bacterial counts meas