Health & Nutritional Information
Why is EasiYo Yogurt so good for you?
Full of good culture
To gain the full health benefits of yogurt, the cultures in it need to be LIVE. But as these cultures last just days, freshly-made yogurt is the only real way of ensuring you receive optimum benefits as well as a great taste.
Culture, culture, it’s all about cultures. Not the geographic kind of culture, or the Rodeo Drive shopping or Coffee kinds
of culture. We’re talking Lactic cultures such as L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilus.
These cultures are responsible for milk’s coagulation in yogurt production, and they also help give yogurt its flavour and aroma. They manufacture large amounts of B vitamins and lactic acid, which are useful against unfriendly bacteria. That’s because bad bacteria do not develop in an acidic environment.
Yogurt cultures are natural for humans
Lactic Cultures such as L. Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium are natural inhabitants of the human intestine, where they perform such important functions as: occupying the surface area of the intestine, absorbing nutrients, secreting lactic acids, secreting anti-microbial compounds (natural antibiotics), and easing the passage of waste.
All EasiYo yogurts contain an abundance of Acidophilus which helps to improve your digestive health!
For relatively few calories, freshly made EasiYo yogurt is full of protein, calcium and essential vitamins and minerals to help provide the elements for growth and a good constitution.
Suitable For Vegetarians
All EasiYo yogurts are suitable for vegetarians but not vegans as they contain dairy products.
Non-GM (Genetically Modified)
All our ingredients in EasiYo yogurts are specified non-GM.
Wheat and Gluten Free
All EasiYo yogurts are gluten and wheat free. The starch in our pulps is derived from corn. Any glucose is dextrose and the maltodextrin is tapioca.
Made in New Zealand
Most people will have heard of clean, green New Zealand. What most people don't know, is that even in New Zealand there are 'clean, green' areas, and there are 'CLEAN, GREEN' areas of the country. You see, all EasiYo products are made using the finest premium milk powder derived from free-range cows grazing the most pristine and fertile pastures on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. This area is known locally as 'Godzone', because of its untouched beauty and perfect farming climate. We are very proud of this region, and it's a primary reason our milk powder is so special.
(Nutritional Information for each product is available in the Nutritional Tab in the product description)
Energy is required for the body for a wide range of purposes, including brain function, metabolism of organs and muscular activity. The main sources of energy are carbohydrates, protein, fats and alcohol.
Proteins are the most versatile macronutrient which maintain crucial functional and structural properties in human body. Dietary proteins are broken down in the body into amino acids, which are used in cell signaling, immune response, and used as building blocks for muscles, organs, and some hormones. Although human bodies can synthesize certain amino acids, there are nine essential amino acids that can only be obtained from food.
Carbohydrate is the most common energy source, especially for the brain, which requires glucose for its metabolism. It is commonly found in plants such as grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables; dairy products are the only animal-derived foods containing a significant amount of carbohydrate, in the form of lactose.
Fats are the most concentrated energy source, and they can also act as an energy reserve when they are stored in the body as fat tissues. They are involved in many structural and metabolic functions of the body. Moreover, fats are required for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins i.e. Vitamins A, D, E and K.
Fibre is the indigestible portion of plants. Since it is not digested in our stomach and intestines, it adds bulk, soften stools and shortens transit time in the intestinal tract. Therefore, it is important for digestive health.
Sodium occurs in most foods as sodium chloride, which we know as ‘salt’. It is important in maintaining body fluid volume, and electric potential in tissues. A great part of people’s sodium intake is from processed food. High sodium intake is related to hypertension, so people are encouraged to control their sodium/salt intake.
Calcium is crucial for the normal growth and development of the bone, as well as proper functioning of neuromuscular and cardiac functions. Prolonged low calcium intake is usually associated with poor bone health, especially osteoporosis. Adequate dietary calcium is extremely important during the rapid growth period (young children), as the bone mass increases dramatically, i.e. sevenfold from birth to puberty. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt, are well known sources for calcium. Adequate calcium intake plus sufficient Vitamin D intake, and exercise, will help to achieve optimal bone health.