Types of Yogurt
Regular yogurt uses a minimum of 3.5% milk fat and 8.25% milk solids. However, other types of yogurt include low fat yogurts that contain only .5%, 1%, 1.5%, or 2% milk fat and nonfat yogurt which is made with less than 0.5% milk fat.
The History of Yogurt
Yogurt has been around for over 4,000 years! With a track record like that, you know it’s here to stay!
The Multifunctional Miracle
You can use yogurt to make smoothies, marinades, salad dressings, chilled soups, dips, stews, a topping for foods like baked potatoes, or make a healthy alternative to ice cream by eating frozen yogurt instead.
Not only does yogurt provide your body with active cultures, yogurt bacteria has shown to prevent yeast infections, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections, relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and help reduce bloating.
Yogurt is more than a delicious snack, it also contains ingredients that keep your body healthy! Check out this article:
Written By Deanna Lynn Sletten; HealthMad.com
We all love yogurt for its tangy flavor and creamy texture but yogurt is much more than a delicious snack. The next time you take a spoonful of yogurt think about these interesting facts:
Yogurt can keep your digestive system regular.
Yogurt contains helpful “good bacteria” that your digestive tract needs to run properly. Without enough good bacteria in your system, food does not digest properly or go completely through your digestive tract. When this happens, such problems as boating, gas, and in severe cases, stomach cancer can occur. Eating just one cup of yogurt that contains “active cultures” each day can help to keep your digest system working properly.
Yogurt can help prevent osteoporosis.
Yogurt that contains both calcium and vitamin D is a good combination to fight against osteoporosis. Read the label to make sure your favorite yogurt contains both ingredients.
Yogurt helps to fight against yeast infections.
Hard to believe, but something as easy as eating yogurt each day may help to prevent yeast infections. This is, once again, attributed to the good bacteria in yogurts that contain active cultures. Good bacteria helps your body fight against yeast infections, so if you are low on good bacteria your chances of getting one is high. Eat just one cup of your favorite yogurt each day to fight against recurring yeast infections.
Yogurt may help boost your immune system.
Eating one cup of yogurt containing active cultures may help to keep your immune system strong. Seventy percent of your immune system lies within your small intestine. If you keep the levels of good bacteria high in your intestines then you are more likely to maintain a healthy immune system.
Source: HealthMad – Healthy Facts About Yogurt
Did You Know?
While we only use bona-fide bovine milk, yogurt can be made from any mammal that produces milk; Goats, sheep and water buffalo are also common in the United States while other countries often use the milk from a yak or a camel.