Improve gut health using fresh homemade yoghurt
By: Information obtained from Write Away Communication, acting on behalf of Easiyo
Look after your gut and you'll look after your body is the message health and medical professionals are touting these days. One way to do that is to ensure the gut is populated with good bacteria.
A recent survey of Australian dietitians undertaken by EasiYo found that 93 per cent personally consumed yogurt, and while 96 percent recommend yogurt to their clients, 74 percent recommended it specifically for its live lactic cultures, which can help improve gut health.
(Note from Judy: This surprised me as I thought they all would!.
Good bacteria live naturally in the human digestive tract which help to maintain a healthy metabolism, immune function and digestion. There's approximately 1.5 kilograms of bacteria that live inside our bodies, mainly in our gut, that are beneficial to our health however, the increased use of medications - such as antibiotics and contraceptive pills - and a high consumption of processed foods and refined sugar can impact the balance of good bacteria in the body.
The easiest way to re-introduce good bacteria into the gut is to take a probiotic. Yogurt - a fermented milk product with added live cultures - can be one of the best sources of probiotics, particularly when it's freshly made.
What many people may be unaware of is that yogurt is at its most potent when it is made fresh. An easy way of making fresh yogurt is with a yogurt maker and starter kit like EasiYo. EasiYo uses prepared yogurt sachets containing fresh dried milk and live active cultures without artificial ingredients and additives. The process is simple and guarantees perfect results every time. It avoids the complicated process of heating milk to precise temperatures and adding live cultures at specific times.
Available in one kilogram and 500 gram maker sizes, the EasiYo yogurt maker range is available at most large retail outlets and selected health food stores.
(Note from Judy)
I know that this reads like an ad, but I am not being paid to promote EasiYo and I'm more than happy to endorse it especially now that I'm working in an location where it's important to promote cost and health benefits.
EasiYo is a cheaper alternative to buying 1 kg tubs of natural yoghurt and, because the pot is reused each time, less plastic containers are dropped into landfill each week.
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