Advantages of homemade yogurts

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Properties and advantages of homemade yogurt

Why to make yogurts at home?

Homemade yogurts are very simple and easy to prepare by yourself. Among the advantages of preparing yogurts at home, we have:

  • It is a very easy and quick recipe to prepare
  • Cheaper than buying yogurts individually
  • More ecological because when making yogurt at home with large containers (usually glass), less plastic containers are used, transport is saved, etc.
  • More nutritious since  they  contain  much more healthy principles as when we add them homemade flavors from medicinal plants such as rosemary or lemon ( hepatoprotectives as ursolic acid from rosemary , antioxidants such as lemon flavonoids, etc. Depending on the herbs used, digestive properties are provided, ideal for dessert.
  • Healthier if you avoid adding sugars or sweeteners and you consume natural yogurt or only with natural ingredients: chopped fruit, spicescinnamon, fennel etc.

Homemade yogurt for osteoporosis

Homemade yogurt with chia seeds and strawberries

It has been very inculcated among the population that yogurt is very rich in calcium and therefore good for osteoporosis (although there are many influential factors in bone health, not just calcium).

As a result, there are ” yogurts for bones and osteoporosis” on the market that carry twice as much calcium as a normal yogurt. Unfortunately, these are usually accompanied by a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners, not to mention their high cost.

Well, we can also make very rich calcium yogurts at home, in addition, better than any commercial product, adding some ground sesame seeds to the milk.

In addition to “calcium”, we will be contributing other principles that are also very healthy for health and bones, such as magnesium, vitamin E or essential acids.

Importance of homemade yogurt

Making homemade yogurt is a very simple and highly recommended recipe, both for the nutritional value of this food, and for the importance of reducing the environmental impact of consuming so many plastic products.

It also invites us to meet new natural ingredients, try new recipes and experiment with healthy eating, moving away from the artificial flavors provided by industrial yogurts, often sweetened  with industrial jams or sugary fruit.

Without a doubt, homemade yogurt is a healthy option (as mentioned, it can be adapted to vegetarian and vegan diets).

* Go on reading to see how to prepare a flavored homemade yogurt

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Editorial
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

24 October, 2019

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