Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Potential Health Benefits

Excerpt from a Harvard Medical School article:
Yogurt also contains probiotics, which are live microorganisms similar to those in your gut. Yogurt is made from milk, with a dash of bacteria to kick off the fermenting process. In order to be officially considered yogurt, it has to have one of two specific types of bacteria, Streptococcus thermophilus or Lactobacillus bulgaricus.
Research today is making some important connections between the types of bacteria that live in your body and your overall health. Studies have linked these bacteria to a wide variety of conditions ranging from mood disorders to infections. Some studies suggest that having certain types of good bacteria may help insulate people from certain health woes. There is some evidence that probiotics, like those found in yogurt, can help prevent or treat some digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome and certain types of diarrhea, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Another promising area of research is the role of gut microbes in obesity. Researchers have found that people who are lean and people who weigh too much typically have different types of gut bacteria, says Dr. Stanford. This raises the question: can people lose weight if you change the type of bacteria in their bodies? Researchers are searching for this answer right now, says Dr. Stanford.
Read the whole article here. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Yogurt Cheesecake

1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt 
2 lbs. cream cheese
4 eggs or equivalent egg substitute
1 c. Maple syrup 
2 Tbsp cornstarch 
1 tsp vanilla

2 c. graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp honey
½ c. butter, melted

In a bowl, place crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. Honey; blend well. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of greased 9” springform pan. Chill in freezer while preparing filling. In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and maple syrup until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cornstarch, just until blended. Fold in yogurt. Pour mixture into prepared crust and bake for ten minutes at 450º. Reduce temperature to 200º and bake forty-five minutes. Check and bake in five minute increments if additional time is needed. Cheesecake should have a slight wobble in the center still. Turn oven off; allow cheesecake to cool inside with oven door slightly open for three hours. Remove cheesecake from pan; chill.

Monday, December 10, 2018

“Simply The Very Best”

“We would love to be able to order your yogurt online because we buy it in such massive quantities! Best Bulgarian yogurt by far!” —Delyan

“I found your organic Bulgarian yogurt in Lancaster, PA! Love the tartness and no sugar. Amazing flavor!” —Lyril

“It is simply the very best you can buy in the US. I’m a huge fan.” —Ann