Yogurt is now the fastest-growing food segment in America. Yogurt is considered a superfood. Yogurt is filled with countless numbers of beneficial bacteria that help digestion and kill harmful viruses. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, whey protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin D, vitamin K2, enzymes and probiotics.
Homemade Yogurt Recipe
-1 Half gallon of milk
-2-3 Tbs of plain yogurt
-1 8-10 Qt stock pot
-1 4-5 Qt pot with lid
-1 Metal or plastic spoon
-1 Dial thermometer with clip
-1 Heating pad
-Create a double boiler using the two stock pots and bring the milk to 185°F, stirring to avoid a skin forming.
-Cool the milk to 110°F using a cold water bath.
-Pour 2-3 Tbs of plain yogurt into 110°F milk and stir well.
-Cover and place on a heating pad undisturbed for 7 hours.
-Remove pot from heating pad and stir well.
Health Benefits Of Eating Yogurt Daily
According to study the extra bacteria, or probiotics, added to yogurt have been shown to enhance immunity, perhaps by producing more infection-fighting white blood cells or antibodies in the gut.
Yogurt may help protect against breast cancer. It is found supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus, a probiotic bacteria extracted from homemade yogurt, for 15 days significantly decreased breast cancer tumor growt
Calcium works with the live cultures found in some yogurt to increase absorption by the bones, making yogurt an excellent choice to help prevent osteoporosis.
Yogurt is a natural cure for bad breath and has reduced halitosis by up to 80% in test subjects. Levels of plaque and gingivitis were also found to be lower among daily consumers of yogurt.
Several studies suggest that regular consumption of yogurt, fermented with bifidobacterium, may reduce constipation.
Abnormally high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Studies suggest that regular consumption of yogurt may lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.