You’ve probably heard us mention these before, but maybe you don’t quite understand what all the fuss is about when it comes to ‘Live cultures’, or ‘Bio Cultures’, or whatever else the kids are calling it these days.
The term ‘live cultures’ is often used instead of the word ‘probiotics’, they are generally used to promote good gut health, along with other benefits and guess what? Our yogurts are filled with them, meaning that eating any of the Lancashire Farm yogurts is a healthy and nutritious way to sneak protein, calcium and gut goodness into your diet!
The live cultures are not just important when it comes to providing an internal boost but are also key for making yogurt as they actually convert pasteurized milk to yogurt during the fermentation process.
Some yogurts are heat treated after the cultures have been added which can kill the cultures, but not ours! This means that at the point of consumption the cultures are very much still alive – Ipso facto, you get all the gut goodness you’re after when it comes to our yogurts!
Yogurts generally are great sources for both protein and calcium, but when you get a yogurt made with and containing live cultures, you could reap even more benefits! Ongoing research has lead to the belief that live cultures can help with lowering the risk of certain disease conditions such as type 2 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Another benefit, that many report, and one that you may already know about is that live cultures can really help your digestive system. Lots of people will take probiotics as a supplement to help counteract the side effects of certain antibiotics or reduce the symptoms of gastrointestinal illnesses such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But adding a yogurt with live cultures (like ours) is another great way to benefit from the good bacteria.
Looking for ways to sneak a little bit more yogurt into your diet? We’ve got some handy tips right here:
- Add ½ cup of Lancashire Farm Greek Style yogurt to a smoothie
- Mix some granola or cereal into a container of yogurt for a tasty and nutritious breakfast
- Dollop some yogurt on top a bowlful of fruit
- Use yogurt instead of sour cream
- Waffles/pancakes + Greek Style Yogurt and fresh berries = Perfection
We’ve also got a bucket load of yogurt recipes right here!