I love yogurt, not only because it tastes great, but also because it is a very healthy part of my diet. The main ingredient in yogurt is milk, live and active cultures, plus other ingredients such different fruit and flavors, fortified with vitamins. Yogurt is made by adding cultures of certain bacteria to milk. These microorganisms convert the lactose in the milk to lactic acid. The lactic acid gives yogurt its characteristic tart taste and causes the milk to form a soft curd.
When we think of the word “organic”, we relate to something that is natural, wholesome, crude, unrefined, untreated. Most often we think of fruit and vegetables which have been cultivated in harmony with nature, and not treated with chemicals found in fertilizers and pesticides. However there is also organic milk and milk byproducts.
The latest buzz going around is about a recall on peanuts and peanut butter, due to Salmonella outbreak.
Recently I came across a very interesting article in Reader’s Digest. It stated that the death rate from heart disease and stroke, in the United States, significantly decreased within the last 50 years, however the cardiovascular diseases are still hunting us, and are on an increase due to obesity and diabetes. The article was quite lengthy, so I decided to at least post the list of the suggested ways to reduce heart disease and stroke: