Consuming freshly made yogurt also means there is more of the good stuff as the live cultures, such as acidophilus, are most potent as soon as yogurt is made - and markedly more than that of yogurt that has been sitting in a supermarket chiller for weeks.
Adding a dose of yogurt to your diet can have some great health benefits. 96% of Dietitians recommend consuming yogurt for its source of probiotics, protein and calcium. These are vital nutrients for people of all ages. It's energy boosting properties means it's the perfect 'pick-me-up' snack for afternoon tea or to get your body kick started at breakfast time. Or if you are watching your calorie intake, at dinner time try substituting sour cream in nachos or beef stroganoff with unsweetened Greek yogurt for a delicious healthier meal.
Yogurt can be one of the most nutritious and versatile ingredients available, and can be enjoyed as a snack or substituted in cooking – and more people are choosing to make it from scratch!
The easiest way to make fresh yogurt is with a yogurt maker and starter kit like EasiYo, which uses prepared yogurt sachets containing fresh dried milk and live active cultures without any artificial ingredients or additives. The process is simple and guarantees perfect results every time.
The EasiYo yogurt maker range is available at Big W, Woolworths, Foodland, Coles, IGA, online via Australian Natural Care or directly from www.easiyo.com.