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do you like Yogurt ?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Pura Vida, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The Surprising Effect Yogurt Has on Your Immune System, Says Science
    Krissy Gasbarre 6 hrs ago
    We think there's a lot to love about yogurt, from the calcium, probiotics, and high protein to the sheer ease of grabbing a scoop when you need something healthy, filling, and fast. One ongoing concern about dairy yogurt is that like some other products made from animal milk, it had been thought to cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to some infections, diseases, and disorders. Now, a study out of Israel has discovered that the probiotics in yogurt products may actually reduce inflammation to make the immune system stronger—including against COVID-19.

    [​IMG]© Provided by Eat This, Not That! yogurt
    There are certainly plenty of people who are sensitive to dairy or who have to avoid it entirely. For others, who can eat and enjoy it, there's been some debate in parts of the medical community in recent years. Some professionals have followed the debate in some
    literature about whether consuming dairy can lead to a wide range of ails that include arthritis to depression, and even acne and more.

    While there are studies that have found reason in some of this, it's no good for those who look to a food like yogurt for its role as a healthy, reliable diet staple. For that audience, now there's exciting news: two researchers who conducted
    a university study in Israel have found that molecules from the probiotics in kefir (a liquid drink that's very similar to yogurt) significantly reduced the contagion level of the agent that causes cholera.

    In a follow-up study, the scientists found that the same molecules also acted as an anti-inflammatory force against some viral disease models. This included the "cytokine storm," which is the immune response that has been discovered as a leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients. "Our research illuminates for the first time a mechanism by which milk fermented probiotics can protect against pathogenic infections and aid the immune system," said Professor Raz Jelinek, the Vice President of Research and Development at Ben Gurion University at the Negev.

    This is likely to lead to more research for greater understanding… but in the meantime, this study's findings could be one more reason to grab a spoon.


    We think there's a lot to love about yogurt, from the calcium, probiotics, and high protein to the sheer ease of grabbing a scoop when you need something healthy, filling, and fast. One ongoing concern about dairy yogurt is that like some other products made from animal milk, it had been thought to cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to some infections, diseases, and disorders. Now, a study out of Israel has discovered that the probiotics in yogurt products may actually reduce inflammation to make the immune system stronger—including against COVID-19.

    [​IMG]© Provided by Eat This, Not That! yogurt
    There are certainly plenty of people who are sensitive to dairy or who have to avoid it entirely. For others, who can eat and enjoy it, there's been some debate in parts of the medical community in recent years. Some professionals have followed the debate in some literature about whether consuming dairy can lead to a wide range of ails that include arthritis to depression, and even acne and more.

    While there are studies that have found reason in some of this, it's no good for those who look to a food like yogurt for its role as a healthy, reliable diet staple. For that audience, now there's exciting news: two researchers who conducted a university study in Israel have found that molecules from the probiotics in kefir (a liquid drink that's very similar to yogurt) significantly reduced the contagion level of the agent that causes cholera.

    In a follow-up study, the scientists found that the same molecules also acted as an anti-inflammatory force against some viral disease models. This included the "cytokine storm," which is the immune response that has been discovered as a leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients. "Our research illuminates for the first time a mechanism by which milk fermented probiotics can protect against pathogenic infections and aid the immune system," said Professor Raz Jelinek, the Vice President of Research and Development at Ben Gurion University at the Negev.


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  2. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do like yoghurt :singing:
     
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  3. Bittern

    Bittern Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No I loath it and bear in mind that a lot of what is sold as yoghurt is not yoghurt but a concoction of corn flour, hydrators, mostly water and flavourings and apart from consistency and labelling has little to do with yoghurt.
     
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  4. oldgreymare

    oldgreymare Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I love yogurt, but since diagnosis have stuck to Greek style plain full fat ones - ingredient is milk. I quite like it on its own, but occasionally add a few berries and/or nuts or add to soups, stews, salad dressings. Sometimes make tzatziki.
     
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  5. Lainie71

    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes but I have yet to find one that likes me
     
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  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    A lot of what is sold as yoghurt is not healthy. Greek yogurt is good yoghurt.
     
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  7. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Always amazes me that so many 'facts' are found to be no such thing when they are checked.
     
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  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Don't really do it for breafast. (Don't do brecky.)

    But it down nicely with a home made chilli as a cooling eliment with some lettuce.
     
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    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like plain full fat Greek yoghurt. Good source of calcium and protein. Great with curries, chilli etc or as a dessert with a few berries. Also good incorporated into dressings for salads.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I love yogurt, always have done. Lots of different yogurts with a big range in carbs, I always try to go for something under 10 catbs per pot. One of my favourites is Irish yogurt from Clonakilty West Cork, 4 pack variety & Gluten Free too :hungry:
     
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    ChristieM Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love yogurt. I sometimes wonder if I eat too much of it. Can you? (Not in terms of carbs. I allow for that when counting carbs.)
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    have you started to moo, bleat or crave grass? If not, I would say your yoghurt levels are ok : )
     
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  13. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i have one small cup of home made yogurt a day ,made of 36% cream.,nuts and berries,
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Love a Greek yoghurt one large pot please with fresh Golden. Berries mmmmm mmmmmm
     
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    I do and I love kefir as well. I like them plain or mixed with some berries (no sugar of course)
    for some reason it spikes my sugar so I don’t have them anymore:(
     
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    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes very much so. As a treat I will sometimes put a very thin layer of double cream (adds a little sweetness) to cover the top of it and eat it from the pot. Mind you, any excuse for some double cream!
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lidl does a creamy greek yoghurt that is 75% yoghurt, 25% cream... and its very nice and relatively cheap. Comes in huge pots too
     
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    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds lovely. Never normally shop at Lidl but will have to give that yoghurt a try..
     
  20. Lesley's

    Lesley's Type 2 · Active Member

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    Do u use a yogurt maker sounds yummy?
     
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