Thursday, June 27, 2019

Almost Healthy

The last time Hubby Tony had the guys over for poker he served chicken skewers, crusty bread, and cole slaw for dinner. Dessert was a decadent chocolate cake topped with scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt.

The leftover yogurt lived in the freezer for a couple of weeks. One night I decided to finish it off and free up some space. As I took the lid off I took a good look at the front. A seal on the right side of the label said it contains live and active cultures. I was skeptical of the claim. How could a culture live in freezing temperatures?

Turns out my skepticism was misplaced. According to the National Yogurt Association, that seal meant that my frozen yogurt had a minimum of 10 million cultures per gram when it was manufactured. I also learned from the Yogurt Association website that when yogurt is frozen
"The cultures go into a dormant state, but when eaten and returned to a warm temperature within the body, they again become active and are capable of providing all the benefits of cultures in a refrigerated yogurt product."
So since the yogurt helped improve my gut microbiome I didn't have to feel quite so guilty about all of the extra calories I ate.

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  1. Seals can be anywhere that is cold like the arctic or even in New Zealand. But I have never known them to be in frozen yogurt! It shows how wildlife is migrating with all this global warming. The other day I found an elephant had been in my fridge. I could tell by the footprints in the butter.

    God bless.

  2. Good for you, clearing out space in the freezer like that. It was your duty.

  3. I buy frozen yogurt once in a great while... maybe I need to have it around more. I mean, you know... if it's healthy like that... right? 😆

  4. OK, now I'm going to have to go out and look for some for ourselves. We haven't bought frozen yogurt in a long, long time. You've now given me an excuse.