People were already eating yogurt even in times past. Before, people owned cattle and sheep which provided for their daily milk. In order to prolong the life of the milk, it was soured. Soft cheese was made from the soured milk for their immediate use and hard cheese was made for the lean winter months.
Many types of dishes has soured food in their ingredients. In many parts of the world, people use cultured milk products in some forms. These sour foods are good for the digestion and assimilation of foods. Eating sour foods can also prevent illnesses.
The product of fresh milk which is curdled by bacteria is the product we know as yogurt. Yogurt is a complete protein food which can be compared to milk and eggs. Yogurt contains plenty of vitamins A, B, and D. Like all proteins, it also contains twenty two amino acids. When yogurt enters the intestines, enzymes break it down and is easily assimilated and absorbed in the body because it is a pre-digested food.
Even sick individuals can tolerate yogurt since it is pre-digested. If you take antibiotics, you should also take yogurt so that it will not destroy friendly bacteria in the gut. Even those who cannot digest milk are able to absorb cultured dairy products like yogurt without any side effects.
There are two main benefits of taking yogurt including the health of your colon and the proper functioning of your immune system.
Colon flora is repopulated by taking yogurt. Your mind and body will be healthy if you have a healthy colon flora. You have better digestion and faster nutrient absorption into the bloodstream since it balances your stomach’s pH level. When yogurt is taken in, the lining of the stomach and intestines are protected by coating its surface and prevents the formation of ulcers.
If the digestion is balanced, then the immune system can effectively respond to bacteria and other body invaders. Your body is protected from intestinal and external toxins and pathogens if there is friendly bacteria present.
Here are some tips when buying yogurt.
Check the container of the yogurt you are buying if it contains live bacteria. The name of the bacteria need not be indicated as long as it says live or active bacteria.
Check the presence of sugar, honey, or fruit. These ingredients should not be present in yogurt.
You can eat live yogurt with fruit or honey but it must be added after the fermentation process is completed or just before taking it. Do not take too much honey with yogurt.
The expiration date of the product should be checked. Make sure that the expiry date is still seven to ten days away.
Always put yogurt in a cold place since heat can destroy the live bacteria which benefits your body.