Reprinted with permission from Amy Tenderich of www.diabetesmine.com.
From the Who-Knew? File:
Here I've been scoffing at these yogurt companies for pitching me on reviewing their products that are supposedly oh-so-good for people with diabetes (sneer). But now I discover that there really is such thing as a "super-yogurt culture" used to treat everything from diabetes to diarrhea -- that's starting to show up in lots of products on ordinary supermarket shelves.
Yes, these " probiotic products " (mostly dairy foods and dietary supplements) contain a "good bacteria" that doctors have apparently been long recommending to counter the effects of antibiotics, which kill your good bacteria along with the bad.
I know that my doctor, for one, has long been harping on the fact that everyone can benefit from consuming live yogurt cultures, which supplement the microbes found in your gastrointestinal system (i.e. give you healthy intestines).
What I didn't know was that clinical studies have...
I've recenty been really busy at work, I'm working on another book but haven't really had the time to devote to that project fully because I'm perpetually in motion. My writing at work -- that's what I do, seems to have eclipsed my writing books -- that's not really a great thing because I usually write one book per year and now I'm behind. Recession. That's what I attribute the lack of a completed mansucript to -- the bad economy. Thank's lawmakers, Wall Street, whomever you are that caused me to change my focus from creativity to money matters.
I should have learned that lesson long ago -- money really does matter, I think. Here's why, apparently while I was busy immersed in my freelance and book writing many people were laser focused on the tanking economy. How did I miss that?
Now, I'm having to re-adjust. Food costs more -- eating healthfully costs a heck of a lot more, everthing costs more.
In that vein, I've been recently making some...
You can make the best yogurt even better. Best of all, it takes very little effort. The good yogurt is Greek-style .
One big reason why is is better than the typical yogurt in supermarkets
is that it's lower in carbohydrates. They remove most of the high-carb
whey from it. Most, but not all. You might
be able to remove more and make it even better by straining your
yogurt. However, much of what you can remove from the yogurt by
straining it is probably water. In
either case, the extra-thick strained yogurt that results is not only a
nutritious food for people with diabetes -- including those of us who
follow a very low-carb diet -- but is extra-tasty as well. Any simple strainer will do. Traditionally, most people have used cheesecloth. But that's messy. My friend Barry, the low-carb vegetarian whom I wrote about here ,
at first used a basket-style paper coffee filter set in a plastic bowl
of matching size in which he cut out drainage holes. But that can be
messy too. Even simpler, al...
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