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    Is yogurt Primal?

    As yogurt is dairy, I'm thinking that it is not allowed. I've heard a lot about Greek yogurt lately and was wondering if that's OK?

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    If you can handle dairy, yogurt is wonderful (and PB acceptable). It is a "fermented" food rich in probiotics. If you can make it from raw milk, all the better! Just be sure the stuff you buy doesn't have added junk in it!
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    You only hear about Greek yogurt because people have a need to eat something that feels like a desert, instead of getting their tastebuds in touch with what their bodies really want-a good wolemilk yogurt from pasture fed cows that is minimally pasturized and unhomogenized. The two best yogurts that fit into this category are Hawthorne Valley and Erivan.

    Greek yogurt is not the healthiest form available. Straining the whey compromises beneficial immune boosting proteins from whey and probiotic content. For this reason, greek yogurt will not be as easy on the stomach.

    Also, always go for full fat!

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    I hope so, because I just followed my breakfast of bacon with a bowl of full fat plain yogurt drizzled with local organic honey and topped with frozen blueberries.
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    thanks everyone. No greek but full fat plain yogurt for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmodell View Post
    As yogurt is dairy, I'm thinking that it is not allowed. I've heard a lot about Greek yogurt lately and was wondering if that's OK?
    If you make your own that is even better. This will get you on the right track and make you laugh and laugh and laugh at the same time. "Why and How to Make Yogurt: Another Deconstruction by the Mistresses of Mistakes [Kindle Edition]"

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganpmiller View Post
    You only hear about Greek yogurt because people have a need to eat something that feels like a desert, instead of getting their tastebuds in touch with what their bodies really want-a good wolemilk yogurt from pasture fed cows that is minimally pasturized and unhomogenized. The two best yogurts that fit into this category are Hawthorne Valley and Erivan.
    How about Seven Stars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakes View Post
    If you can handle dairy, yogurt is wonderful (and PB acceptable). It is a "fermented" food rich in probiotics. If you can make it from raw milk, all the better! Just be sure the stuff you buy doesn't have added junk in it!
    Could we be more specific?
    The label on my brand says:
    Cultured low-fat pasteurized milk, pectin. Contains live and active cultures.

    The nutrition label says 13g of sugars, which I assume is from the glucose in the milk.

    I am guessing I can do better (find a better yogurt) but am I even close to being primal with the yogurt I have?

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    Last edited by PBNewby; 10-03-2012 at 09:03 PM.

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    the sugar is more likely lactose

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    I like full fat Greek yoghurt! Primal doesn't forbid dairy if you don't have any problems digesting it, and I think yoghurt is a better way to consume dairy than milk (especially if you can't get it raw... which I can't). I wouldn't eat it all the time though (at least, for me, when I was having yoghurt my weight seemed to stall).

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