Yogurt VS Ice Cream


I have discussed the following with numerous mom’s.  Hope this helps!
I have been on SCD now just 2 months. I would love to try the ice cream recipes. I know when you use the yogurt in baked goods it kills the live bacteria that are supposed to be so good for you. Does the same thing happen with freezing or is the live bacteria still helpful? Thank you so much.

Hi! Thanks so much for writing. I’m glad you’re on the diet! I also wondered about the same question and just researched it and found this answer on www.stonyfield.com:

Does freezing yogurt destroy or alter the effectiveness of the live cultures?”
You can freeze a cup of yogurt. A cup of yogurt that has been frozen and thawed will have a different look and texture than fresh yogurt. The cultures become dormant when frozen, but once thawed either in the refrigerator or by your body heat when ingested; they will become live and active once again. There will be a few cultures that do die, but there are so many billions in our products, that it is truly insignificant.”

I usually have a cup of yogurt a day in the morning either in a smoothie or with honey and fruit. In addition to that, I enjoy some SCD vanilla ice cream  when I have it on hand. Probably eating some regular yogurt in addition to ice cream would be the best idea to make sure you get all of the bacteria you need. Elaine Gottschall recommended eating no more than 3 cups of the SCD yogurt a day, because of the higher levels of galactose in yogurt that is incubated for 24 hours.

Take care,


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