Many people who lived in agricultural lands were already making and eating yogurt. Before, people owned cattle and sheep which provided for their daily milk. In order to prolong the life of the milk, it was soured. This sour milk was then made into soft cheese for their immediate use and hard chees which they store for us in the winter and lean months.
Sour food is used in many cuisines. People in many parts of the world used cultured milk products as ingredients in their dishes. Sour foods can greatly help in the assimilation and digestion of foods. It can also help prevent illness.
The product of fresh milk which is curdled by bacteria is the product we know as yogurt. it is a complete protein food and it comparable to meat and eggs. Yogurt contains plenty of vitamins A, B, and D. Yogurt contains twenty two amino acid just like any protein does. In our intestines, these proteins are broken down by enzymes and yogurt is easily absorbed and assimilated in the body because it is 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. Individuals who cannot digest milk products can absorb these cultured dairy products like yogurt without any harmful effects.
There are two main benefits of taking yogurt including the health of your colon and the proper functioning of your immune system.
The colon flora is repopulated by taking yogurt. With a healthy colon flora, you will have a healthy body and mind. It balances the pH level in your stomach so it gives you better digestion and faster absorption of nutrients into your bloodstream. When yogurt is taken in, the lining of the stomach and intestines are protected by coating its surface and prevents the formation of ulcers.
With a balanced digestion, the immune system can protect the body from bacteria and other invaders of the body. Your body is protected from intestinal and external toxins and pathogens if there is friendly bacteria present.
Here are some yogurt-buying tips.
When you buy yogurt, the container should indicate that it contains live bacteria. The name of the bacteria need not be indicated as long as it says live or active bacteria.
Is there sugar, honey, or fruit in the yogurt? Buy yogurt products that don’t contain these ingredients.
You can take honey or fruit with your yogurt just before taking the yogurt. Honey should be used sparingly with yogurt.
It is always good to check when the product expires. Make sure that the expiry date is still seven to ten days away.
Keep yogurt in a cold place since heat destroys the live bacteria which benefits your body.