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Is there any good reason not to eat natural greek yogurt?

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Created June 02, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Aside from it not being classical paleo food, is there anything that is not great about it? It's around 80% saturated fat, and the stuff I buy (jalna) is organic.

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on June 02, 2012
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LOL. I figured if a lot of people ate it, it would act as an economic stimulus for Greece.

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Mike, disaccharide is still not a monosaccharide, it still requires more work to break apart, ending up food for gut bacteria. Ben, kefir has many health benefits, way too many to list them. Yogurt has some too, it's just kefir amplifies these. The biggest is, helping with the gut microbiota a lot, since kefir's microbes can colonize the human gut, while yogurt's can't.

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Upvote for you being a badass.

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on June 02, 2012
at 03:25 PM

In number one what do you mean by the word potent?

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lactose is a disaccharide (two monosaccharides rather than many) made up of glucose and galactose.

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Thanks, great answer. I'm not intolerant, at least I don't think I am, but most people would say they are not intolerant to wheat...

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Thanks mate, thats some good advice, I've never considered making my own.

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As long as you can tolerate dairy, there are three things to consider:

  1. Home-made kefir, fermented for 24-30 hours, is 5x-10x more potent than any yogurt.

  2. Goat/sheep dairy are more tolerable than cow dairy, even for those without dairy allergies.

  3. Home-made yogurt is still better than any yogurt you can buy, since you can ferment it for longer to remove more lactose (which is polysaccharides, difficult to break down).

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on June 02, 2012
at 02:38 PM

lactose is a disaccharide (two monosaccharides rather than many) made up of glucose and galactose.

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on June 02, 2012
at 03:25 PM

In number one what do you mean by the word potent?

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on June 02, 2012
at 02:06 PM

Thanks, great answer. I'm not intolerant, at least I don't think I am, but most people would say they are not intolerant to wheat...

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on June 02, 2012
at 07:48 PM

Mike, disaccharide is still not a monosaccharide, it still requires more work to break apart, ending up food for gut bacteria. Ben, kefir has many health benefits, way too many to list them. Yogurt has some too, it's just kefir amplifies these. The biggest is, helping with the gut microbiota a lot, since kefir's microbes can colonize the human gut, while yogurt's can't.

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on June 02, 2012
at 11:08 AM

I make middle-eastern style yogurt from my goat's milk once a week. I do not suffer from any stomach upset or anything like that. Middle-eastern style yogurt is sour-ish and runny. I use it in smoothies and on top of roast goat and sheep (I raise both animals on my farm). You can make your own yogurt easily and just re-culture from the original batch. Try www.cheesemaking.com for some good quality cultures.

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on June 02, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Upvote for you being a badass.

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on June 02, 2012
at 02:05 PM

Thanks mate, thats some good advice, I've never considered making my own.

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on June 02, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Because it's Greek and you want to take revenge for them wrecking Europe's Economy?

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on June 02, 2012
at 10:46 PM

LOL. I figured if a lot of people ate it, it would act as an economic stimulus for Greece.

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on June 02, 2012
at 09:19 AM

Is there any good reason not to eat natural greek yogurt?

Allergy or intolerance?

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on June 02, 2012
at 12:31 PM

I eat cow greek yoghurt. I have like three big tablespoons of it for dessert with blueberries. Or other berries, cherries, strawberries, melon, etc.

According to 23andMe, I'm genetically lactose intolerant. That is to say that I don't have the genes in adulthood for producing the lactase enzyme needed for digesting lactose. I've never noticed any intolerance though. I assume I must enough lactobacillus in my gut flora to deal with any lactose I eat.

Once I get my sauerkraut production online, I'll switch to that for a while, and see if I notice any positive effects.

It does make a delicious dessert though.

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