Although it is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, it is a relative secret that a cup of yogurt a day has similar immune stimulating benefits. Some of the health benefits of yogurt are:
• Enhances the bioavailability of nutrients
• Boosts immunity
• Assists in healing the intestine and stomach lining
• A great source of protein
• An excellent source of calcium
• Includes positive bacteria (probiotics)
• Can possibly lower cholesterol.
• Can possibly lower blood pressure
• Promotes good Colon health
• Possibly beneficial in minimizing yeast infections
• Full of vitamins, including B-12, zinc, riboflavin and others.
Unfortunately, much of the yogurt in stores is filled with additives, sugars, preservatives and other fillers.
In order to avoid eating yogurt with questionable ingredients and fillers, and more importantly to have a fresh supply of yogurt always near, many people are investing in their own yogurt makers.
Inexpensive, simple to use, easy to clean, cheaper (in the long run) then the cost of buying commercial yogurt are just a few of the reasons to buy a yogurt maker.
One of the best on the yogurt makers on the market is the Cuisipro Donvier Yogurt Maker. Based in Ontario, Canada Cuisipro specializes in making kitchen tools combining innovation, beauty and functionality all in one.
The Donvier Yogurt maker is no exception to this standard. From the BPA-free plastic jars to the digital LCD display, the Donvier Yogurt Maker is a state of the art machine and has garnered rave reviews for its simplistic design and consistent results.
It can produce up to 1.5 quarts of yogurt in a 10 hours period. Of course there are many different settings depending on the type and consistency of yogurt one is aiming for. Yogurt can be made using any kind of milk, even goat’s milk or soymilk. There is even a way to make a different flavor of yogurt in each of the 8 included jars.
The included instruction manual details the fairly easy and straightforward process. Included in the set up is an electronic timer that sounds a warning alarm 5 and then 10 minutes before the end of the process. The timer on the unit allows a time to be set up to 20 hours in advance after which the yogurt maker will automatically shut off.
Thoughtfully included is a thermometer stir/stick, which is absolutely indispensable for the correct regulation of milk temperature when starting the process.
Cuisipro even sells an optional ‘Yogurt cheese maker’, an add-on device that allows one to make healthy, low fat cheese from the yogurt. With a little bit of ingenuity and imagination, and by purchasing a few additional cups, you can start another batch of yogurt while starting a previous one, or start a batch of yogurt cheese if that’s to your liking.
The Cuisipro Donvier Yogurt Maker comes with a 1-year warranty, though from the stellar reviews of the many satisfied customers this yogurt maker endures for years and years virtually problems free. The Cuisipro Donvier is definitely the top of the line in its class. Expect many years of delicious and nutritious yogurt.