What is Yogurt?
According to Wikipedia, Yogurt is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. Fermentation of lactose produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yoghurt its texture and its characteristic tang.
The milk is heated to about 80 °C to kill any undesirable bacteria and to change the milk proteins so that they set together rather than form curds. It is then cooled to about 45 °C. The bacteria culture is added, and this temperature is maintained for 4 to 7 hours for fermentation.
It has many nutritional benefits that is good for the diet. It contains Lactobacillus, good bacterias that is good for digestion.
Yogurt is naturally sour, but nowadays they put flavors to make it more tastier.
The first time I ate yogurt is when I'm a little girl at seven years old...
as far as I remember, It was a Nestle yogurt strawberry flavor.
As for a child who likes sweets, it taste awful.
It is sour and have tangy texture. I really don't like it.
Yesterday, we went to the grocery. On the dairy section I saw the Nestle yogurt, it has different flavors than before. I wanted to taste one again and to know what will my reaction be (because I hated yogurt because of the awful taste it made in my childhood.)
It has many flavors to choose from but I bought Nestle Melon Nata.
Serving size 125g
Live Yogurt Culture 1.25billion
Billion live yogurt culture? I think my tummy will like this :)
When we got home,
I got my spoon,
Opened the cup,
scoop a little,
It taste quite good.
And I like the Nata with melon :) it is not sour but it still have tang texture.
And it feels so healthy eating yogurt because of its healthy benefits.
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1. Yogurt is easier to digest than milk.
2. Yogurt contributes to colon health.
3. Yogurt improves the bioavailability of other nutrients.
4. Yogurt can boost immunity.
5. Yogurt aids healing after intestinal infections.
6. Yogurt can decrease yeast infections.
7. Yogurt is a rich source of calcium.
8. Yogurt is an excellent source of protein.
9. Yogurt can lower cholesterol.
10. Yogurt is a "grow food."
I think I'll make a habit to eat yogurt. I am a constipated person, my bowels are irregular hehe and eating products with Lactobacillus (like Yakult, Wam, skim milk etc.) is good for my digestion plus if add it with a high fiber diet and drinking a lot of water I will be no longer constipated wuhoo!!