Monday, July 13, 2015

Yogurt, Food Delicious Healthy Simultaneously

Living in a big city with a high workload, lifestyle and diet is also unhealthy cause people susceptible to disease. To boost immunity, the consumption of probiotics is very necessary.

Sources of probiotics include yogurt is already known. Although made from milk, but yogurt is safe for those who are allergic to milk. This is because the levels of lactose in the milk is reduced as a result of the fermentation process.

Yogurt comes from the Turkish language, which means sour milk. So called because the basic ingredients of yogurt is milk fermented with one or more of good bacteria known as probiotics.

The good bacteria such as Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. These bacteria outlines the milk sugar (lactose) into lactic acid. Lactic acid is what makes the milk becomes stale and sour.

Dr.Marya Haryono, MGizi, SpGK, from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia explained, although it tasted sour, but yogurt is safe for those who suffer from heartburn.

"Precisely yogurt can reduce the bacteria that cause gastritis or ulcer helicobacter phylori. These bacteria cause injury to the stomach, nah yogurt also can treat the wounds," he said in a show titled "Getting Healthy with Yogurt while Fasting" Heavenly Blush held in Jakarta (7 / 7/15).

Marya added, yogurt has a degree of acidity (pH) of approximately 4 that can be tolerated by the stomach. "Safe also be consumed on an empty stomach," he said.

Added by Ivonne Aryanti, Marketing Director of Heavenly Blush, acidity yogurt products was also affected by the type of bacteria used.

"In the past secretion laktatnya much so too sour. But now there are new bacteria, such as Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus are slightly acidic secretions that are not acidic. The use of sugar can also be reduced because the product is not too sour," he said.


The benefits of yogurt are very diverse, such as boost immunity, as a source of calcium, lowering cholesterol, hypertension, improve the performance of the digestive system, to prevent cancer, especially in the lower gastrointestinal tract.

Ramadan, the consumption of yogurt is also recommended at dawn or breaking. "The fat content in yogurt is not much, but it was very complete nutritional content and can cause a feeling of fullness for longer," he said.

Because it is made from milk, yogurt also has the same nutritional components, such as calcium, protein, vitamin D, B6, B12, and so on. However, a lower fat content than milk yogurt.


Yogurt is actually not new for the people of Indonesia. In West Sumatra has long ordinary citizens consume curd, fermented buffalo milk in bamboo stems to resemble yogurt or kefir.

The last few years have varied types of yogurt can be found in the market. There is a frozen yogurt, yogurt drinks, ready to drink, until the yogurt powder. Variations tastes also vary, according to customer wishes.

Completing the community needs to be yogurt, Heavenly Blush, yogurt manufacturer, launched two new products, namely Greek Yogurt and Yo! Yogurt for Kids.

According to Ivonne, Yogurt Greek yogurt has a thicker texture. "The difference with ordinary yogurt is in the manufacturing process. If regular yogurt undergo screening twice, greek yogurt filtering three times so that the water level is less and more viscous consistency," he said.

Another advantage of greek yogurt is a higher protein content. "This could be the right choice for those who want to snack but do not want to weight gain. Yogurt is quite filling," he said.

Meanwhile Yo! Yogurt for Kids is a yogurt drink containing fruit and vegetable fiber. "These products give extra goodness than just for digestion, namely the fiber content," he said.

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