Yogurt is healthy if it has active cultures. Research indicates that active yogurt cultures may lower blood cholesterol and help prevent some cancers. Yogurt cultures may also have antibiotic effects in the digestive tract.
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Cultures should be active to be effective. Heat treating after culturing destroys live yogurt cultures. Many frozen yogurts and a few brands of refrigerated yogurts lose their cultures during such processing. Most yogurt products do contain live cultures, but the levels may not be uniform. Refrigerated or frozen yogurts must have at least 10 million cultures per gram throughout their shelf life.
Yogurt is a very good source of dairy protein., and is easily digested by persons with lactose intolerance. Compared to milk, ounce per ounce yogurt has 5 to 10 percent higher levels of Vitamin B12, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Some may love or hate yogurt. One way to enjoy yogurt even non yogurt lovers can’t refuse is making it into yogurt smoothie.