Tuesday, 20 November 2007

You Are What You Eat: Yogurt for the holidays

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Each week, we'll be offering original recipes and unique ways to use those Super Foods that pack nutritional power. After all, you are what you eat -- make it count!

If you scan a list of Superfoods, typically listed by doctors, nutritionists, and health magazines in alphabetical order, it will take a while before you land on yogurt. It's usually last on the list. But it's definitely not the least of these foods that allegedly enhance health, defy aging, and impede the progression of all sorts of illness and disease.

Just consider the dairy protein, the calcium, the friendly bacteria, the scrumptious taste, and the creamy texture and you've got one super health food. Add vitamins, fiber, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and probiotics -- intended to help control both weight and regularity -- and WOW, yogurt packs quite a nutritional punch. Go organic, and you'll enjoy less sugar; fat; and artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.

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