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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Yogurt is Good for You

I don't care for milk, but I adore yogurt and have been eating since the late 1970s. Why? Because it tastes good! Honest. And, I prefer plain (no sugar added) yogurt mixed with berries (fresh or frozen) or sometimes, fresh pineapple, flax seed oil, and honey. Mmm, mmm, good. You can even make your own yogurt!

Of course, yogurt, which is nothing more than bacteria, is also good for you health-wise because it contains calcium and is a probiotic. Probiotics are foods like yogurt, kefir, and these Attune Wellness Bars that contain live bacterial cultures.

Recently some Japanese scientists discovered that yogurt contains bacteria that reduce the bacteria that cause bad breath--you know those volatile sulfide compounds referred to as hydrogen sulfide. Just six weeks of yogurt eating reduced the levels of these compounds by 80%. And, as if that news wasn't good enough, eating yogurt also helps with keeping plaque at bay.

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