Most commercial yogurts are chockfull of artificial colors, flavors, additives, and sugar, typically as fructose (high fructose corn syrup), which actually nourishes disease-causing bacteria, yeast, and fungi in your gut. Since your gut has limited real estate, this smothers your beneficial bacteria and gets you sick.
Sugar also promotes insulin resistance, which is a driving factor of most chronic disease. Virtually all commercially available yogurts use pasteurized milk (heated at high temperature) even before it is reheated to make the yogurt itself, and this has its own drawbacks..
Why You Need Probiotics
Your body contains about 100 trillion bacteria, mostly in your gut, which is more than 10 times the number of cells you have in your entire body. It's now quite clear that the type and quantity of micro-organisms in your gut interact with your body in ways that can either prevent or encourage the development of many diseases. A healthy microbiome is not only important for optimal digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, these bacteria also help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals, aid in the elimination of toxins, and are responsible for a good part of your immune system and mental health, including your ability to resist anxiety, stress, and depression.
MILKWOOD FARM INFO
Milkwood dairy farm is situated near George in the garden route, beneath the Outeniqua mountains.
Our close proximity to both the sea and our beautiful mountain range allows for a moderate climate and sufficient rainfall, which together enable us to grow beautiful lush pastures year round.
At Milkwood we strive towards a more sustainable, biological farming system, doing our best to work with nature and not against it. We feed soil life, balance soil minerals and utilize minimum tillage when establishing pastures.
Our herd of much loved Holstein Frieslands graze a staple diet of ryegrass, clover, Lucerne and kikuyu pasture all year round.
The herd is unique in that all cows bloodlines can be traced back to the original 17 cows when the herd was established in 1957, and no female animals have been bought into the herd ever since. To this day every cow on the farm has its own name, not a number as it normally the case.
The high quality milk they produce is wholesome, nutritious and guaranteed rBST hormone free.