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The Nutrition Diva: Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous.
I everybody says is monica right naval enter listening to the nutrition diva quick and dirty tips for eating well and feeling fabulous. This week i received not to not three but for emails from listeners questions about frozen yogurt and ice cream obviously it's a topic i've been neglected. Today i'll try to tackle all your questions including whether or not frozen yogurt contains beneficial bacteria what all those chemicals are doing and low fat person desserts and which ones might be the healthiest. But first i wanna give a big nutrition diva welcome to my new sponsor better meant dot com it's a new way to invest. If you're saving for retirement or just trying to build a healthy portfolio better meant dot com makes it easy and affordable you don't need prior investing experience. You'll get personalized advice and easy asset allocation signing up takes less than five minutes and you can withdraw your money at any time without a fee. Right now you can get a twenty five dollar account bonus when you open and accountable than initial deposit of two hundred and fifty dollars or more just go to better mention dot com slash nutrition d about for all the details. That's better mince dot com slash nutrition d about. Grammar girl has been using her ice cream maker to make frozen yogurt this summer but she's wondering if freezing the yogurt might affect the things that make yogurt so good for you kelly had the same question about making smooth these with yogurt and frozen for. Well if you might remember for my episode on for men today cultured foods that was number four yogurt contains friendly bacteria that help keep your digestive system healthy. But he's friendly floor r only helpful if their own life when you eat them that's why you should look for the word contains life and active cultures in any yogurt package just be sure you're getting the good stuff. No the good news is that freezing does not kill beneficial bacteria in fact it preserves them in the state of suspended animation until you eat them. At which point they start warming up and then they resume the regular helpful activities like sending off harmful bacteria eating with digestion and producing certain vitamins so kelly you'll get all the benefits of the yogurt in your frozen fruits movies. I i couldn't answer grammar girls question about frozen yogurt for sure without seeing her recipe. Although it might seem like an odd way to make a frozen desserts any best if you start up i heating up milk adding other ingredients and then chilling the whole mixture down before adding it to your ice cream maker. Now the bacteria in yogurt will die if they get any hotter in about a hundred and twelve degrees fahrenheit. And in grammar girls recipe it turns out that you heat up to milk and sugar until it boils and then use during the yogurt. And some berries that you've pureed in the blender and shield so if the yogurt is attitude boise milk the beneficial bacteria will probably be destroyed. Grammar girl suggested that she asked the children berries first. It makes cool the milk down enough that the bacteria in the yogurt would survive and she's exactly right as long as the mixtures cooler than a hundred and twelve degrees fahrenheit when the yogurt is added she should be fine and that's the problem with frozen yogurt that you buy at the grocery or the ice cream store. It has to contain a certain amount of actual yogurt in order to be called frozen yogurt right if it's he processed and i'd assumed that most commercial frozen yogurt is you're not gonna get any beneficial bacteria in the finished product. If you can find frozen yogurt that's specifically labeled with the word contains live an active cultures. You hit the jackpot or you could make your own i'll include grammar girls recipe for fat free blackberry frozen yogurt in this week's nutrition d the email tips. But grammar girl warns that her frozen yogurt there's very little resemblance to the frozen yogurt you buying the store. It freezes hard as a rock she says but so does every other recipe i've tried i'm still experimenting to try to make it a better texture. I think i have some ideas grammar girls blackberry frozen yogurt uses skim milk and to non fat clean yogurt plus berries and sweet yours. I think that if she were to add a little fat i using one percent or two percent milk instead of skin and the low fat yogurt instead of fat free. Would possibly improve the texture quite a bit and it might also allow her to reduce the amount sweeter to boot so in other words she might be able to improve the texture without increasing the total calories. Faster and natural part of many foods including most dairy products and when you take them away flavor in the texture suffer somewhat so how do manufacturers make low fat and fat free frozen search so smooth and creamy. Food engineers have been he's in d resourceful about finding ways to fix the texture and the flavor of fact. Although it's quake's to think that it's simply a matter of turning it twice that has nothing to do with it in fact they use all sorts of the most of fires binders and they can hers to mimic the texture and the taste of higher fat products. Now that might not be quite as bad as it sounds most of these additives are derived from foods like soybeans eggs and corn but it's not exactly the ice cream graham i used to make is it. Then again it's a heck of a lot lower in fat and calories and graham is too which means we can eat it in vast quantities right. See that's where it all goes off the tracks obviously if it's got half the calories but you eat twice as much well you're breaking even and if you're polishing off an entire carton every night well maybe grandma was on to something. Which brings me to a man this question she's been standing around the frozen food dial reading labels lately i found a variety of ice cream made with only natural ingredients she right and while it was low in fat contains saturated fat. Another branch contains no fat and therefore no saturated fat to contain small to the extreme which i've heard negative things about what would be the better choice for my overall health. If it were me amanda i'd probably choose the ice cream with a small amount of saturated fat over the one with the distinctly on grammar like ingredients for. Not only is a small amount of saturated fat not gonna kill you but it will probably pieced a whole lot better just be sure to keep an eye on the starting size and of course no desert until you eat your vegetables. Visit nutrition devote dot quick and dirty tips dot com for transcript of today's episode along with links to more information on yogurt and frozen desserts and some recipes for making your own. And if you like to try grammar girls blackberry frozen yogurt sure you're signed up to get my weekly email tips and that included this week. If you have a suggestion for future show topic leave me a voicemail two oh six two oh three one four three eight or send an email to nutrition as quick internships dot com do me a favor and include the topic of your question in the subject line if your email better yet. Close your comments and your question on my nutrition depressing page. Have a great day something good for me