fishin
 
Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:27 pm
Umm.. Ok, someone suggested to me that I should add some yogurt to my diet. (I'll try and squeeze it in between the rare steaks, the fried chicken and the chips and dip. Wink )

But they commented that I should stick to "active" yogurt. I've seen yogurt in the stores before but uhhh.. None of it seemed very active. It was all just kinda sitting there on the shelf as I walked by.

Since they mentioned "active" yogurt I suspect there is some other kind (inactive??) too. So how do I tell 'em apart? Does it say something on the label somewhere? I've looked but I haven't seen anything about active or anything like that on any so far. Is there a specific brand that is always active?

(and umm.. Exactly what is active in this stuff? It doesn't sound good one way or the other. )
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colorbook
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:43 pm
Active cultures don't sound very appetizing to me either, but i do eat yogurt on a regular basis.


All About Yogurt
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quinn1
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:43 pm
You really dont want to know.


But...if your thinking you really dont want to eat yogurt and want the question answered...here ya go

http://www.aboutyogurt.com/lacYogurt/varieties.asp
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:46 pm
My intestinal flora got messed up with taking antibiotics recently, so it was active yogurt for me. I've been having it every day - and funnily enough, I'm really starting to like it.

I ate it to be virtuous for years. Never liked it. I finally figured out that I like fruit on the bottom yogurt - as long as I don't stir it up. I just eat the yogurt layer.

Yogurt and toast. A nice meal. Really.

LittleK knows about some of the better brands in your zone.

hamburger knows a lot about the whole 'active' yogurt thing. Maybe he'll pop by.
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fishin
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:53 pm
ehBeth wrote:
My intestinal flora got messed up with taking antibiotics recently, so it was active yogurt for me. I've been having it every day - and funnily enough, I'm really starting to like it.


The anti-biotics thing is why I was told I should be eating this stuff too.

But from the links provided (Thanks peeps! Wink ) it looks like I should be looking for a "Live & Active Cultures" seal on the container somewhere.

Intestinal flora.. yeash. I'm gonna see if I can grow some intestinal roses this year. As long as it's not that fauna stuff I guess it's ok. Smile
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:54 pm
Quote:
By supplementing beneficial bacteria (probiotic cultures), you can actually strengthen your immune system's resistance to infection and improve your overall gastrointestinal health. Stonyfield Farm yogurt is an excellent source of probiotic cultures. It's the only American yogurt brand with SIX live active cultures and the only U.S. brand with L. reuteri. Just one serving of Stonyfield Farm yogurt each day will provide you with the important health benefits of all six cultures. All this and scrumptious yogurt too!


http://www.stonyfield.com/HealthyPeople/LiveActiveCultures.shtml

when you're ready to buy some : coupon
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:57 pm
mmmmmmmmmmmm

vanilla truffle? mmmmmmmmm
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fishin
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 07:57 pm
Yeah! My local grocery store sells Stonyfield Farms. I saw it there earlier. Woohoo!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:01 pm
This is for a whole milk version:

WM 6 oz. Vanilla Truffle

Serving Size 1 Container

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220 Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5g 8%
Sat Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 37g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 25%
Iron 0%
Thiamin 4%
Riboflavin 15%
Vitamin B6 2%
Vitamin B12 8%
Pantothenic Acid 4%
Phosphorus 15%
Magnesium 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

OUR FAMILY RECIPE: CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC WHOLE MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC COCOA, INULIN, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, NATURAL FLAVORS, PECTIN. CONTAINS SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING: S. THERMOPHILUS, L. BULGARICUS, L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. REUTERI LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES.
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colorbook
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:02 pm
My favorite is Yoplait's low fat Boston Cream Pie. They also make a yummy custard yogurt, however, it's very fattening.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:05 pm
6 oz of the full fat French Vanilla is 170 calories. Not too much to worry about.

I've just been reading some studies suggesting that eating low-fat and fat-free foods exclusively can lead to overall weight gain, so I think this might be another good time for 'all things in moderation'.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:10 pm
I used to do yogurt but, found all I really liked was lemon..and then I got tired of it...eh...what can you do.

It is very good for you and yeah, with antibiotics its something you should do...especially gals..ahem. Rolling Eyes
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:16 pm
When I'm in the U.S., I like to get lemon and chocolate yogurts and swirl them together.

I just found one here which is a yogurt mousse! Amazing. It has a really silky mouthfeel. You'd swear you were having a very decadent dessert.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:17 pm
oh..now a mousse might be nice.

I tried some chocolate swirls but, it just wasnt workin for me with the yogurt for some reason.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:22 pm
Swirl your own, girl, swirl your own.

Find some of that La Creme Mousse - it may bring you back to yogurt (it was the first step of my return to active yogurt - is there such a thing as 12 steps to active yogurt?)
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quinn1
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 08:24 pm
Ill have to give it a look next time Im shopping, thanks for the headsup
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 09:32 pm
You got some good responses, fishin. Yogurt is wonderful for you. Stonyfield famrs definitely has live bacteria as does yoplait. It will say on the label if it has active/live cultures/bacteria.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jan, 2004 09:34 pm
oh, and with stonyfield farms yogurt (haha - I typed yofurt), start with the varieties that DO NOT have whole fruit in them. The whole fruit varieties tend to be a bit, um, chewy.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2004 01:46 am
Oh, that stuff! I tried several flavors and hated it. When Barney was very young and on antibiotics, the vet recommended "plain yogurt". Barney liked it, I tried it, and it wasn't half bad, though a bit slimey. It seems they pasturize the stuff and then add back the bacteria. This may be another name for "active."
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Wy
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2004 05:23 am
I'm not awful fond of fruit yogurts, but I like plain yogurt used in the same way as sour cream...

One of our favorite meals around here is chicken with rice and yogurt... Cook the rice and mix in a bunch of whatever herbs you like, stir fry chicken in bite-sized pieces. Make a heap of rice on the plate, top it with chicken and use plain nonfat yogurt as a sauce... You don't need to salt it; the yogurt adds a sharp flavor. It's low-fat, tasty, quick to make -- just a good meal!
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