What are the benefits of supplementing protein, probiotics, and yogurt? Experts reveal the best time to eat

YogurtIt is a very good source of protein and is valuable for providing basic nutrition and maintaining muscle and bone health. Can’t drink for lactose intolerancemilkIt is a good option for calcium supplementation. In addition to providing nutrients such as protein and calcium, yogurt has many functions because of its live bacteria, including providingProbiotics, Adjust intestinal health, prevent colorectal cancer and other effects.

Yogurt is a major invention to solve human lactose intolerance

Now there is fresh milk, long-lasting milk to drink, or yogurt and cheese to eat. It seems nothing special. In fact, ancient humans knew how to use mammalian milk, which is a major driving force for the development of human civilization. Dairy products, especially the invention of yogurt, have made great contributions to human nutrition, because human beings can obtain rich protein from dairy products, which means that they can enter farming agriculture, and can obtain animal protein by raising cattle and sheep for milking more safely. You don’t have to do dangerous hunting just to eat meat

However, the ancients were risking their lives drinking milk, because primitive adults generally have lactose intolerance, and the lactose-decomposing enzyme is only available in infants and young children. After growing up, this gene will be turned off, so adults cannot digest lactose. Therefore, adults drinking milk in ancient times caused flatulence in mild cases, and diarrhea and dehydration in severe cases. Diarrhea seems to be nothing to us now, but it would be fatal in ancient times. It is not because diarrhea causes malnutrition, or makes people weak and unable to run when being chased by lions. That is also GG up.

However, some adults in modern people still have the ability to digest lactose, which is a later thing, the result of a gene mutation not long ago. According to research, this gene mutation came from a small population in Northern Europe just over 10,000 years ago, and then the gene gradually spread around the world. Therefore, East Asians who are far away have less access to this gene, so unlike Westerners, we can drink milk as water. According to research, more than 90% of Taiwanese adults have mild to moderate lactose intolerance.

What exactly is yogurt?

The ancients were elusive about dairy products. It was not until the invention of yogurt that this problem was successfully solved, because yogurt can decompose lactose after being fermented by lactic acid bacteria, and acidified yogurt can reduce pH and water content, and even It will produce some antibacterial substances, so it can be stored for a long time, so this is really a breakthrough in nutrition. Yogurt is a source of high protein, rich in calcium from milk, and can provide a lot of probiotics, which really contribute to health. At the same time, fermentation reactions will produce many acids, alcohols, and esters, so it is endowed with excellent It has a very attractive aroma and taste, so the production of yogurt has been passed down for tens of thousands of years, and it is still widely welcomed by everyone.

The modern practice of yogurt is said to have originated in regions from Central Asia to Eastern Europe, such as Bulgaria. There is a saying that there are so many centenarians in Bulgaria because they make and eat yogurt every day. Looking at yogurt from the perspective of modern food science, milk is lightly sterilized and then fermented with lactic acid bacteria. During this process, lactic acid bacteria will metabolize lactose into lactic acid. Lactic acid can produce sour taste and lower the pH value of yogurt. On the other hand, it will also promote the coagulation of protein in milk. The lactic acid bacteria used to make yogurt are mainly Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. Of course, different types of yogurt can also be added with other different types of lactic acid bacteria.

In fact, in addition to yogurt, yogurt, or diluted fermented milk beverages (such as Yakult) can be said to be one of the members of the fermented milk family. The difference often lies in the content of solids, lactic acid bacteria, and the degree of seasoning. There is another branch of fermented dairy products called Kefir (Kefir), which has more complex strains, combining yeast, lactic acid bacteria and some other symbiotic bacteria, but it is the first physical evidence of human consumption of Kefir to be found in history. It turned out to be the funerary object of Princess Xiaohe who came from China 4,000 thousand years ago .

Yogurt has many health benefits

The health benefits of yogurt or other fermented milks have attracted worldwide attention in recent years. There are more and more researches on the effects of probiotics on the balance of intestinal bacteria. At present, there are a total of 25 domestic yogurt and fermented milk products that have obtained health food certifications, of which 18 are the functions of “improvement of gastrointestinal function” and the functions of “assisting the adjustment of allergic constitution” and “assisting Blood pressure regulation function, blood lipid regulation function, immune regulation function, bone health function, liver protection function (for chemical liver damage), etc., so it can be said to have multi-faceted health care functions.

Therefore, fermented food such as yogurt has been promoted as a healthy diet. Refer to the Probiotics Diet for weight loss and fat reduction . Even some scientific studies believe that yogurt and the prevention of colorectal cancer are helpful, but like cornflakes Dr. Kellogg, the inventor of Dr. Kellogg, promoted yogurt enema Cotoxin phobia?! , that is too extreme.

Recently, the functions of some probiotics have been proved to have lubricating and moisturizing effects on soft tissues such as human skin and eyes, or have anti-depressant and other regulating effects on the brain and spirit, and even have the effect of helping sleep. It seems to be all-encompassing, but it is actually all It has been proved by scientific theory that it is a great breakthrough in science, and it has already surpassed the scope of the ancients making yogurt for nutrition and filling the stomach.

In addition, vanilla yogurt also helps to adjust positive emotions and improve happiness! According to a study by Wageningen University in the Netherlands , scholars divided the subjects into 3 groups, among which tasting pineapple or strawberry tasted the best. There was no significant difference in the emotional test results of the subjects who tasted the vanilla flavored yogurt, but the subjects who tasted the vanilla flavored yogurt showed a very significant positive result in the subsequent emotional test. According to the authors, this study also echoes previous literature showing that spraying vanilla aroma in hospital waiting rooms or other potentially stressful spaces reduces aggression and improves the relationship between caregivers and patients.

Homemade yogurt is healthier and more delicious, but it is best to use professional yogurt powder strains

Wayne knows that many people don’t like to buy yogurt bought outside, thinking that there are too many added sugars, spices, and colorings. Indeed, Wayne is also a person who can make homemade yogurt. I know that once I make homemade yogurt, I can’t go back. Compared with the yogurt, you know that the seasoning is too heavy. What I make is very pure milk flavor, with a little sour aroma, and a little bit of cheese flavor. It tastes only a little sour. Don’t think it is superior The yogurt must be very sour, so a lot of sugar should be added to suppress the taste. In fact, if it is done well, the homemade yogurt is very delicious. So Wayne’s children will urge me to do it, and I also think that if they eat yogurt, their symptoms such as nasal allergies will be lighter.

Datong Electric Cooker

In fact, Wayne used Datong electric cooker to make yogurt before. How to use electric cooker? I have a teaching experience sharing yogurt DIY-Dumb electric cooker method . You can refer to it. The key point of the electric cooker is to control the temperature not to be too high.

Yogurt machine practice

Because he wanted children to love cooking, Wayne bought a yogurt machine. This Umi machine is indeed easier to use than an electric cooker, and it is almost guaranteed not to fail. It can be said that it is the most lazy way of yogurt.

Is it just that Wayne is making new yogurt from leftover yogurt with milk, or is it better to use professional yogurt powder? As mentioned, don’t trust the random teachings of Internet celebrities who have little knowledge on the Internet. It is safer to buy professional strains. Because the yogurt is alive, the number of bacteria will decrease with the storage time. The longer it is stored, the fewer bacteria will be obtained, so the yogurt may not be able to be made, or it may be made into a failed product with spoilage and bacteria. Moreover, such things as microbial strains will degenerate. If the original strains are used continuously from generation to generation, the fermentation ability of the strains themselves will naturally decline.

You can still eat wenyogurt in cold winter

Do you think eating iced yogurt is too cold in winter? You can refer to the popular way of eating Japanese winter yogurt, which will not be too cold and can activate the probiotics in yogurt.

Yogurt Common Q&A

What is Yogurt?

Yogurt is made by slightly sterilizing milk and then fermenting it with lactic acid bacteria. During this process, lactic acid bacteria will metabolize lactose into lactic acid. On the one hand, lactic acid can produce sour taste and reduce the pH value of yogurt. On the other hand, it can also promote the coagulation of protein in milk.

What lactic acid bacteria are used to make yogurt?

The lactic acid bacteria used to make yogurt are mainly Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. Of course, different types of yogurt can also be added with other different types of lactic acid bacteria.

Can people with lactose intolerance eat yogurt?

Yogurt is fermented by lactic acid bacteria, which can decompose lactose, so it is suitable for people who are intolerant to lactose in milk.

What nutritional value does yogurt have?

Yogurt is a source of high protein, rich in calcium from milk, and can provide a lot of probiotics, which can strengthen the stomach and intestines, adjust the balance of intestinal bacteria, and contribute greatly to health.

Where did yogurt originate?

The origin of modern yogurt is Bulgaria. It is said that there are so many centenarians in Bulgaria because they eat yogurt every day.

Is yogurt suitable for DIY?

I don’t like to buy yogurt bought outside. I think those added sugar, spices, and pigments are too much. You can indeed use fresh milk to ferment yogurt yourself. As long as the correct strains are used, the fermentation temperature is properly controlled, and the process is hygienic, it is easy to make your own handmade yogurt.

When is the best time to eat yogurt?

From the perspective of supplementing probiotics, eating yogurt before meals can retain the most probiotic activity, but eating yogurt after meals is more suitable for people with sensitive stomachs. Eating before and after meals can supplement protein and calcium without affecting it.

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