I really absolutely love this art project! I have a hard time getting yogurt into my Littles diets. As it is messy and I have little ones that like to feed themselves . But this art project allows them to explore with it and eat it at the same time.
Eating yogurt is one of the most common ways to consume the healthy bacteria beneficial to the gut known as probiotics. Probiotics are effective in regulating the digestive system and decreasing gas, diarrhea, constipation and bloating.
Some research has suggested that probiotics can boost the immune system, help with weight management and reduce the risk of cancer.1 Consuming yogurt and other probiotic foods may even enhance absorption of vitamins and minerals.
The two most common bacteria used to ferment milk into yogurt are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles, but many yogurts contain additional bacteria strains.
To help consumers identify yogurts with live and active cultures, the National Yogurt Association has implemented the LAC (Life & Active Cultures) seal, found on the product container. In most cases, the number of live bacteria declines the longer the product sits on the shelf.
Dairy products are one of the best dietary sources of calcium in terms of bioavailability. Calcium plays a primary role in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth and is also important for blood clotting, wound healing and maintaining normal blood pressure. Always try to pair calcium-rich foods with a source of vitamin D, as vitamin D helps the small intestine to absorb calcium.
Most yogurts also contain varying amount of vitamins B-6 and B-12, riboflavin, potassium and magnesium.
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