Did you know frozen yogurt contains live and active cultures of bacteria, lactobacillus bacteria to be exact. Now now – don’t be too disgusted! This bacteria is important in the production of yogurt and actually present throughout your body. They actually play an important role in your digestive tract! They help digest your food, keep your intestinal lining healthy and help fend off unhealthy bacterial strands.
Your digestive tract actually works better when there’s a healthy population of beneficial bacteria around. Don’t run off and start telling everyone bacteria’s good for you! Only certain types are – especially the type in frozen yogurt. Eating a serving daily actually helps replenish your body with essential lactobacillus bacteria – so stop by for a serving!
Did you know that the “frozen” in frozen yogurt actually helps preserve bacteria for you? That’s right, freezing yogurt doesn’t kill off the beneficial bacteria, it just suspends them in an inactive state. As the yogurt warms up in your cup (or your mouth!), they reactivate, ready to help your body!
And remember – not all frozen yogurt contains live, active cultures. Unless it states so, it probably doesn’t – which means all the benefits of the lactobacillus bacteria are virtually non-existent! Be sure you know what you’re getting.