Eat, Drink & Be Healthy
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| ||I've been successfully making homemade yogurt for a while. I have a question about the starter. Dannon claims that its Activia brand contains live yogurt cultures that promote good digestion. Maybe yes, maybe not. But if I use Activia yogurt as my starter, will the yogurt I make contain that same bacteria? It seems like a foolish question because the cultures, if live, should reproduce in the new batch. But is it possible that the special Activia cultures don't reproduce? - Sally |
|A: || ||Dannon has had to back away from some of the claims it has made about how Activia benefits the digestive system. And the cultures Activia contains apparently aren't much different from other yogurt cultures, though Dannon has given them proprietary names. An Internet search suggests that many people do use Activia to start their batches of homemade yogurt. Readers, do any of you have personal experience with this? |
DID YOU KNOW?
Research published in the BMJ
has found that people who eat the most chocolate are far less likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or stroke than those who eat the least. According to the study, neither the kind of chocolate nor the form in which it was consumed mattered, just the quantity. Caution is in order, of course: Chocolate is usually quite high in calories and fat.
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