Sunday, June 27, 2010

Is Yogurt Vegitarian

Depends. Why you ask? Because of the bacteria. Not disease bacteria, but cooking bacteria that is responsible for yogurt. Yogurt would just be regular old milk if it hadn't digested it. But when we eat yogurt that friendly bacteria is swallowed, digested, and killed. Even though bacteria ts not officially an animal, it is not a plant-type, but an animal-type bacteria. (My classifications.) So even if you aren't vegan, STAY AWAY FROM YOGURT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


badmomgoodmom said...

The bacteria aka active cultures in yogurt do not die. They live on in your digestive system, helping you digest your food. We are symbiotic with them.

Ann said...
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Ann said...

Your mom is right. The bacteria doesn't die. But from a vegan perspective, you can't have dairy based yogurt because it is from an animal. Of course, the consumption of bacteria should also pose an issue with vegans. Interesting though. I will need to ask my vegan friends.

(sorry, had to edit the last post)