Yogurt has always been the stuff of legends, with mystical powers attributing to longevity, strength and good health. What we consume in modern times is a spinoff of earlier yogurt but has basically been modified with sugars, fruits and additives to accommodate our taste buds. We like it plain, flavored, blended and fruit-on-the-bottom, low-fat, fat-free and Greek style, We relish it frozen, swirled on a cone or cup, as we flock to shops that feature multiple flavors daily, including dozens of sugary and nutty toppings and syrups. Over the past 30 years, it has diversified greatly and now appeals to mainstream palettes, without the sour taste of its original form. With hundreds of products to choose from, there’s a yogurt for just about everyone.
The word, ‘bacteria’, often conveys a wrong notion of something that exclusively causes illness. Not all bacteria cause disease; there are many species of ‘good’ bacteria that improve and maintain our overall health. In fact, our entire body, and especially our stomach, is an abode of different bacterial species, which work day in and day out to keep our metabolism efficient and effective. Let’s explore these wonderful and beneficial creatures.Read More