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    jamesb
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    The brand of Probiotics I take warns against taking a hot drink to take the probiotic capsule saying that the hot liquid can kill the bacteria. This got me to thinking whether or not a hot drink taken at a different time to any probiotic can kill any good bacteria already in the digestive system, if so would this also extend to hot food (temp not spicy) ?

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    Thomas
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    jamesb wrote: The brand of Probiotics I take warns against taking a hot drink to take the probiotic capsule saying that the hot liquid can kill the bacteria. This got me to thinking whether or not a hot drink taken at a different time to any probiotic can kill any good bacteria already in the digestive system, if so would this also extend to hot food (temp not spicy) ?

    If you swallow the Probiotics down with cold water it will be ok. And if you drink later a hot drink I don’t think that it will be so hot any-more when it reach the guts.
    Think about how hot a sip of coffe you can hold in your mouth, that surly would kill all the Probiotics but the same heat you will never tolerate in the throat or even stomach. I once got it down and it hurted like hell in the stomach. I never did that again. But I am sure when it reached the guts it was cooled down as my guts where not hurting.

    Hot spices I have no idea about. Are they hot like hot coffee or do we feel them as hot. Are they warming up an area? If i pure very hot cyenne pepper on the table it will not have effect not even on the palm of my hand. But a hot cup of water will affect the table or the hand. I believe that hot spieces are another type of hot.

    No back the word to the folks here who know about this stuff! 😉

    cheers
    Thomas

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    Able900
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    Boiling the food we eat will destroy both good and bad bacteria in the food itself, but Thomas is correct about swallowing hot foods in that we do not eat the food when it is still at the boiling temperature, but rather allow it to cool before eating, so because of this the heat cannot destroy the bacteria already in our system unless it contains antibacterial properties. But as you see, most of the beneficial bacteria in the food are already destroyed before it reaches our intestines if the food is boiled.

    However, there are lots of foods which we all eat that are shown to contain properties which destroy bacteria. One has to assume that, when it comes to a food property that destroys bacteria, just as with an antibiotic, there is no difference between beneficial and harmful bacteria.

    The strongest foods which contain these properties are garlic, onions, oregano, allspice, cumin, hot peppers, thyme, tarragon, ginger, anise seed, white and black pepper, and lemon and lime juice. These are listed according to the strength of the food’s ability to destroy bacteria, strongest to weakest. Hot peppers are in the middle of the list because they contain an average amount of the substance which destroys bacteria based on the amounts in the other foods.

    But there’s a very positive attribute which we also have to consider; that is certain foods, including hot peppers also have the ability to destroy many different fungal strains which includes Candida albicans.

    When looking at foods and the properties they contain, we should also account for the fact that sugar and carbohydrates are foods which feed the harmful bacteria, but the beneficial bacteria cannot live on sugar or other simple carbohydrates. Having a diet filled with simple carbs everyday would eventually lead to an imbalance of bacteria in the intestines, which as you guessed, can lead to many illnesses including a Candida infestation.

    All of the above information is just one more reason why everyone, whether suffering from Candida or not, should have some form of beneficial bacteria every day. These could be in the form of a good quality probiotic supplement, and/or kefir, and organic Greek yogurt. As you can imagine, we also need lots of foods which will feed the beneficial bacteria such as fibers from green vegetables and other prebiotics.

    Able

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