“Yogurt” is a milk product, it is prepared by the fermentation of milk. The natural color of yogurt is white and it is in semi solid form. It is sour in taste that is due to the formation of lactic acid. It has several health benefits so it is good to have yogurt once a day. Yogurt in stores contain preservatives, added flavors and sugar, it does not sound good for health. Fresh and home made yogurt is the best one, and it is very easy to prepare at home.

How to prepare yogurt?

To prepare yogurt, what you need is any type of milk and a cup of yogurt. First of all heat the milk till it boils, and pour it in the container. The container must be thick and poor conductor of heat. After that, spread the yogurt all over the milk. Cover the container with lid and wrap the whole container with thick or woolen cloth, which prevents heat loss while fermentation. If you did this process at night, you can get fresh, healthy and yummy home made yogurt in the morning.

What are the health benefits of yogurt?

yogurt contains almost all nutrients that our body needs. It protect us against heart diseases, it is useful for weight control, improves digestion, boosts our immune system and strengthens our bones. Though there are several benefits of yogurt, it may not be suitable for all. If you are milk allergy you should stop having yogurt.