Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Icelandic Yogurt-- 5 Active Cultures

all natural
siggi'sskyr icelandic style strained low fat yogurt in "pear & mint" is amazing. the only ingredients are skim milk, pear, raw organic agave nectar, organic mint extract, live active cultures (Five total- S. Thermophilus, L. Delbrueckiee Susp. Bulgaricus, L. Acidohphilus, B. Longum, and B. Infantis), and vegetable rennet.

The cool mint flavor was strong and reminded me of delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream. If you run a quick google search on this yogurt you'll find addicts abound searching NYC everywhere for these tasty cups.
To sink your spoon into this pure deliciousness hit up these fine grocers:
In Manhattan: Murray's Cheese, The Bouley Bakery, Dean & Deluca, Eli's, Integral Yoga Natural Foods, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Zabar's, Westerly Natural Market, and my home base the Zeytuna Market
In Brooklyn:
Stinky's Cheese, Lassen & Hennigs, Blue Apron, and Marlow & Sons

According to "Researchers around the world are studying the potential attributes of live and active culture yogurt in preventing gastrointestinal infections, boosting the body's immune system, fighting certain types of cancer and preventing osteoporosis... Additionally, the live and active cultures found in yogurt break down lactose in milk. This allows lactose intolerant individuals who commonly experience gastrointestinal discomfort when they consume milk products to eat yogurt and receive the nutrients contained in the milk product without the side effects of abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhea."
(Brandy! That's great news for you! No more uncontrollable pooping!)

and sidenotes:
According to some woman's random blog...yogurt with lots of active cultures is great for the vagina! It helps prevent bad bugs from growing down there.
lastly, yogurt covered pretzels, while delicious, are not nutritious and include no active cultures.


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