Great Reasons to Make Your Own Yoghurt

Author: Amber Houghton   Date Posted:24 April 2014 

What's so great about yoghurt?

Yoghurt is often referred to as a ‘super food’ because of its many health benefits. Plain yogurt is rich in many nutrients that are known to be necessary for good health. Thankfully, making yoghurt at home is easy and affordable.

Yoghurt is high in protein which can help you feel full for a longer period. When used as a snack or part of balanced breakfast, this can help you eat less through the morning. Like the milk that it’s derived from, yoghurt is a good source of the calcium and vitamin D that is necessary for good bone health. Finally, yoghurt contains probiotics which may improve immune system function and help keep our digestive systems healthy. When yoghurt is premade and stored in the refrigerator, it can be a convenient on-the-go snack.

Why should I make my own yoghurt?

While yoghurt can be a great addition to a healthy diet, many commercially produced yogurts can be loaded with preservatives, artificial flavours and excessive amounts of sweeteners. When you make your own yoghurt at home, you have the ability to control what goes into it. You can use the highest quality food products available. You can also adjust the sweetness to your individual taste, using only the minimum necessary.

Why would I use a yoghurt maker?

People have been making yoghurt in kitchens around the world for hundreds of years. In times past, it was a skill that was passed down within families. There are many methods for actually getting the yoghurt to set properly. Unfortunately, some of those methods can be unreliable. Yoghurt makers are ideal because they hold the setting yoghurt at a constant temperature that is ideal for the cultures to develop properly.

This helps eliminate much of the guesswork involved in making home-made yogurt. Yoghurt is a delicious versatile food with many healthy properties. Making yoghurt at home allows you to control the ingredients and freshness of the yoghurt you eat. A yoghurt maker can help keep the process of preparing fresh home-made yoghurt easy and foolproof.

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Written by Amber Houghton
Amber Houghton

Amber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy, and has a particular passion for nutritious, whole-food eating. She feels education surrounding the best dietary and lifestyle choices are fundamental in allowing people to take responsibility for their own health, and to help with the maintenance of their well-being.

Although passionate about wholesome food, Amber does confess to having a particular fondness for cake, and enjoys a slice every now and then.