• Why is cheese useful?

    Cheese contains essential nutritional elements such as protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium, selenium, zinc, potassium, manganese, iron, vitamins from В group, including В12, А, D, Е, К1 and a number of amino acids.
    According to a lot of people, those claiming that cheeses are an excellent prevention against cancer refer to the fact that cheese contains substances called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which help prevent cancer. In addition to this fact, they specify that vitamins from G group also contribute for the protection from this insidious disease. Cheese is an excellent source of calcium which is essential for maintenance and an excellent prevention against osteoporosis.
    Cheese stimulates the production of saliva in the mount which helps clear the food particles. Besides, casein in the cheese helps for the protection of teeth enamel by the formation of a thin film on the surface of teeth which prevents teeth caries. Besides, the traditional products also facilitate the improvement of skin elasticity and stimulates its renovation thanks to vitamins from B and E groups. On the other hand, the contents of vitamin А plays an important role in the protection of good eye health.


  • Source of longevity

    As yoghurt is made by bacterial fermentation of milk, it contains a lot of beneficial live microorganisms. These microorganisms, usually called ​​probiotics (which literally means „for life“) are of large benefit for health if consumed in sufficient amount. For example, bacteria which are most often used in the production of yoghurt, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Streptococcus thermophilus facilitate the correction of microflora (the natural balance of organisms) in the intestines. This, in its turn, facilitates the production of vitamin К and vitamin В12 in the organism and also, they ensure the efficient absorption of calcium in the blood flow where it may be supplied to the bones. When someone has a deficit of these useful items, the body gets inefficient in the production of multiple significant microelements which leads to a potential long-term disease. It strengthens the health of the digestive system – the probiotics found in yoghurt also act as barriers against harmful bacteria by lining the gastrointestinal tract. This makes the harmful bacteria compete with probiotics (often unsuccessfully) for something all bacteria need to colonize and reproduce: living environment. Therefore, the intestinal tract which was supported by probiotics has a reduced risk of conditions related to digestion such a diarrhea, swelling, gases, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory intestinal disease, chronic fatigue and – mostly – constipation.  Yes, the foods richest in probiotics such a yoghurt are really efficient natural laxatives so that the persons suffering from irregular defecation should consider eating more from some of them.

    A good source of fats

    Half a cup of natural yoghurt made of unskimmed milk contains approximately 4 grams of fats, of which, 2 grams are saturated. One of the essential fatty acids in this fat, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) cannot be created by the body and has to be obtained from nutrition sources. Research shows that CLA is a powerful anti-carcinogen which may assist the reduction of body fats, enhance metabolism, stimulate immunity, fight inflammations, reduce bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardio-vascular diseases.

    High contents of calcium

    Half a cup of yoghurt provides to the body approximately 137 milligrams of calcium or 14 percent of the recommended daily allowance. Yoghurt also contains some short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) which ensure that the large intestine remains acid which is necessary for the efficient absorption of calcium. Yoghurt is also a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus and, of course, the main „building blocks“ of the body, protein.


    Author: Michael Ravensthorpe

  • Does ayran have any useful action?

    Ayran deals not only with thirst but is also a good source of nutrients. It contains fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, amino acids which are easy to absorb. Therefore, ayran is widely used for various diet regimes of overweight people.

    Ayran has the property to suppress putrefactive processes and disorders in the intestinal microflora. It stimulates the secretory function of intestines and stomach.
    A lot of people use it to deal with hangover but ayran also vitalizes the central nervous system.
    This drink is able to enrich the tissues and organs with oxygen, to increase the blood flow to the lungs.
    In addition, water-diluted yoghurt improves the muscle tone which leads to increased amount of water-electrolyte balance, improves the functioning of the brain zones responsible for the functioning of the lungs and breathing, has an enormous bactericidal properties.


  • The hidden potential of cottage cheese

    Cottage cheese is a relatively good source of vitamin В2 and choline. In less amounts, there is also vitamin А, Е, В12, folic and pantothenic acid.

    From the mineral elements, the most abundant one is sodium, followed by phosphorus and selenium. From 100 grams of cottage cheese, one can obtain: 8% (83 mg) of the recommended daily allowances of calcium, 3% (104 mg), potassium and 2% (8 mg) of magnesium. Cottage cheese contains also zinc, copper and fluorine in small doses. These vitamins facilitate the better functioning of the nervous system.

    The product contains both omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. Their ratio is in favour of the latter.

    Cottage cheese is a product of low glycemic load. The only sugar it contains is lactose and it is in small amounts which makes it preferred food by people with lactose intolerance.

    The cooked cottage cheese has a high contents of proteins rich in essential amino acids. The amount of fats in the various types of products varies. This makes it suitable for consumption in diets and various diseases.

    Due to the above advantages, cottage cheese is widely popular and preferred in dietary and sport nutrition.

    It is a good food for tooth health along with cheese. The amino acids – methionine, cystine, choline, etc. it contains protect the liver and prevent the development of atherosclerosis.