For the HEALTH CONSCIOUS
Yogurt is not new to the food world. People in many parts of the world have been making yogurt for at least 4,000 years. It is valued as a health food because of the benefits of live active cultures. The words "Live Active Culture" refer to the living organism Streptococcus, Thermophilus, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus which convert pasteurized milk to yogurt fermentation.
Live and active culture yogurt us an excellent source of calcium. Studies show that 60-80% of adults consume less than two-thirds of Recommended Dietary Allowance of 1200 MG of Calcium a day. For adult women and the elderly, an 8 oz. serving of low calorie non-fat yogurt provides nearly half the daily calcium needed. All this for as little as 160 calories!
Years of studies have confirmed the benefits of yogurt in lactose (milk sugar) intolerance, the digestion of milk proteins, and gastro-intestinal infections.
Recent research by Tufts University, found that yogurt produced a bacteria which resides in the intestine that may protect against cancer of the colon and breast. A study published in 1986 revealed that women who are high levels of dairy fat, such as cheese had a higher risk of breast cancer. On the other hand those who ate most of their dairy as yogurt had the least risk.
Not all products termed "frozen yogurt" actually contain live and active cultures. Some so-called "frozen yogurts" use heat-treated yogurt which kills the live and active cultures, or they may simply add in cultures to the mix along with acidifiers, and skip the fermentation step all together. To make sure that a frozen yogurt contains yogurt produced by traditional fermentation and has a significant amount of live and active cultures, look for the NYA Live & Active Cultures seal. All Rainbow's End, Alta Dena, and YoCream frozen yogurt mixes (used by Mesa Frozen Yogurt) meet or exceed the requirements for and proudly wear the NYA Live & Active Cultures seal. Their manufacturers use the traditional fermentation method of growing their cultures. In fact, many of these products use up to six different beneficial cultures and far exceed, by as many as ten times the NYA Live & Active Cultures requirements.
Here at MESA FROZEN YOGURT we select premium brands of yogurt often "enhancing" various flavors with other gourmet brands for our own Signature Flavors. The following nutritional facts are our assessment based on the various brands we use:
|Per 4 fl. oz.
Ingredients: Nonfat milk, sucrose, high fructose, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, maltodextrin, whey, cocoa processed alkali (if chocolate flavored), nonfat dry milk, citric acid, mono- and diglycerides, locus bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan, turmeric extract and beet juice (for colors), caramel color, yogurt cultures, No-sugar flavors have sorbitol. Peanut Butter flavor has peanut butter, Cookies & Cream has chocolate cookies and vanilla bean seeds.
|For Our WeightWatchers® Friends:
|Add 1 to 1 ½ POINTS® per ½ scoop toppings.
Compatible with WeightWatchers® PointsPlus
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