real food abcs - yogurt

April 7, 2014

real food abcs - yogurt

Y for Yogurt

Yogurt is a real food that can be so healthy for our bodies. Yogurt should definitely be a part of your real food diet.

Yogurt is such a great food to include in your real food journey. Yogurt contains probiotics. Probiotics are bacteria, the good kind. Yes, there are good kinds. Our body would not be able to function without bacteria. There are millions billions of good bacteria that reside in our gut to help us digest food.

Unfortunately, things like illness, antibiotic use, and stress, among other things, can knock our bacteria out of whack. When you take antibiotics, it not only kills the bad bacteria, but it will also kill the good bacteria. Without that good bacteria to balance it out, yeast will grow..and unlike bread, we do not want too much yeast in our bodies.

That is why it is important to eat foods that help promote the good bacteria. Yogurt is one of those foods. Most (but not all) contain live cultures that are the kind we want growing in our gut.

Things to look for when buying yogurt

There are a few things to look for is a good yogurt. There are so many yogurts out there that are full of sugar, colorings, and artificial flavors. When buying yogurt, here are things to consider.

1. With live cultures
2. PLAIN - yes plain. Sweeten it at home yourself. Why plain?

Read more about how much sugar is in your yogurt.
3. whole milk - don't be afraid of fat
4. milk from grass-fed cows
5. organic
6 PLAIN (just had to get that in again)

You may not be able to find all these things. Which is why the order is important. The most important thing is live cultures.

You can also easily make your own homemade yogurt in a crockpot.

Making your own will ensure you control the real food ingredients that go in it.

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