Yogurt is a nutrient dense food and should be eaten often. Whole organic yogurt has the highest probiotic content, but just buy the best quality that is affordable and most comfortable for your family. Here is what Nourishing Traditions has to say about yogurt, “Yogurt aids digestions and prevents constipation. The lactobacilli, lactic acid and enzymes that it provides protect against infection-causing bacteria, including salmonella, which causes food poisoning, and E Coli, bacteria often responsible for traveler’s diarrhea. Some studies now show that yoghurt can protect against colon cancer.” (p.194)
What are some of the other benefits of Yogurt?
Here is a list of 5:
1: Yogurt May Help Prevent Osteoporosis
2: Yogurt May Reduce the Risk of High Blood Pressure
3: Yogurt With Active Cultures Helps the Gut
4: Yogurt With Active Cultures May Discourage Vaginal Infections
5: Yogurt May Help You Feel Fuller
You can read the details of this article here. Great article on WebMD.
We are lucky to buy our raw yogurt from the farmer we buy our milk from. Before this great resource I would buy raw milk and then make homemade yogurt. It is not difficult at all. Here is a great site for a step by step yogurt making recipe. I will have to post my homemade yogurt recipe soon. It is very similar to all the others. Great addition to a healthy and whole diet.