September 29 2020 – Katherine Saada
What do you typically eat for breakfast? A hearty meal of eggs and bacon? A quick bowl of cereal? Or, maybe you grab a granola bar as you’re heading out the door. What you eat for breakfast can affect how you feel the rest of the day, so it’s important to set yourself up for success. If you’re looking for a breakfast that offers all-day benefits, consider adding yogurt to your morning.
Keeps you feeling full
Yogurt – especially Greek yogurt – is a great source of protein. Protein helps you feel fuller, longer, making it a smart choice for breakfast. The protein in yogurt also supports your metabolism and increases the number of calories you burn during the day. If you’re trying to lose or maintain a certain weight, eating a filling breakfast may lead to you consuming fewer calories in the day, which is helpful for weight loss or maintenance.
Supports a happy tummy
Digestive health is essential for overall health. Yogurt contains live probiotic cultures, a type of good-for-you bacteria that supports gut health and a strong microbiome (your body’s store of good bacteria). A healthy gut and robust microbiome has been shown to help prevent constipation, mitigate digestive orders, improve your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and more.
Helps keep you healthy
No one likes getting sick. In addition to supporting gut health, the probiotic cultures in yogurt also help strengthen the immune system, helping to keep you from getting sick. Yogurt can also help improve your heart health when part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Provides essential nutrients
Yogurt is full of important nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. One such nutrient is calcium, which supports strong, healthy bones and teeth. Yogurt also contains Vitamin B12, potassium, riboflavin and more.
Make your own yogurt at home with TopTherm
Starting your morning with yogurt is easy when you make the yogurt yourself at home! Yes, you could buy yogurt from the store, but it’s often loaded with unnecessary sugar. Making yogurt at home is a healthier option, and it’s easy to do with TopTherm’s Yogurt Maker.
First, you’ll need to either heat UHT milk to 114.8° F, or boil whole milk and then let it cool down to 114.8° F. When the milk reaches the right temperature, you’ll stir in the yogurt starter cultures of your choice.
TopTherm offers three probiotic starter cultures: Heart Health Support, Performance Support, and Healthy Gut Support. You can choose the one that fits your needs, or even mix different types together!
After you’ve stirred in the cultures, pour the mixture into the yogurt maker bowl and let it sit at room temperature for a minimum of six hours. When time is up, you’ll have a bowl full of delicious yogurt! To transform it into Greek yogurt, simply scoop the yogurt into the strainer and store it in the refrigerator long enough to let the excess liquid drain out.
Tada! Healthy yogurt for you and your family to enjoy.
Ready to start your day with healthy, delicious yogurt? View our list of Probiotic Yogurt Starters to find what works for you!