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Yogurt And You

People have been making (and eating) yogurt for thousands of years, probably because it’s so simple to make and an easy method of preserving dairy. Although the word ‘yogurt’ is Turkish in origin, yogurt is traditionally eaten worldwide with unique variants found in Europe, West Asia, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.   It all starts with milk. Brought to a boil to kill off bacteria and to denature the proteins, the milk is then removed from the heat and allowed …

Gluten In The Asian Diet

There’s a lot of fuss about gluten and whether or not it is beneficial, but what’s the real story? Gluten is a composite of proteins that is produced in wheat and related grains and consequently can be found in most wheat based products such as bread and cereal.   So why does gluten get a bad rap? While harmless to the vast majority of people, gluten can cause health issues for people who suffer from gluten intolerance. The most serious …