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Javizy
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That information sounds pretty off, since you won’t find any dairy that contains fibre or any carbs other than lactose.

Greek yoghurt is recommended on the forum diet, at least. It’s fermented longer than natural yoghurt, so it contains more probiotics. Both kinds of yoghurt are around 6-7% lactose, but you’ll see a lot of brands of natural yoghurt that are higher.

The kefir sold in my local supermarket is 4% lactose. Kefir contains many more strains of bacteria and in much greater numbers than yoghurt, and this is especially true if you make it yourself. Making it yourself allows you to eliminate next to all of the lactose and end up with a much greater probiotic count.

Kefir is easily the best choice, even commercial kinds if you can find a good brand. It works out cheaper and is more effective if you get hold of some grains and make it yourself though. If you can’t tolerate dairy, it’s even possible to make it with sugar and water.