Saturday, December 27, 2008

Health Benefits of Fro-Yo

Fro-yo girl here. If you’ve visited a couple of tart fro-yo shops, chances are you’ve run into a cup, poster or store signage that discusses the health benefits of fro-yo. Most fro-yo shops serve non-fat fro-yo.

The National Yogurt Association developed the Live & Active Cultures seal to signify that a yogurt manufacturer’s refrigerated products contain at least 100 million cultures per gram at the time of manufacture, and whose frozen products contain 10 million cultures per gram at the time of manufacture. The seal program is voluntary.

Freezing does not kill the yogurt cultures while heat treatments do kill live yogurt cultures. The cultures are dormant when frozen and they become active when eaten and warmed by the body’s temperature.

The main benefit of fro-yo with live yogurt cultures is that it eases digestion and keeps the digestive system healthy. It may also boost one’s immune system. Yogurt is also a good source of protein and calcium. At this rate of fro-yo consumption, I won’t ever have to worry about osteoporosis.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

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