Salt and burn on your skin.
You return home from the seaside, thirsty for relief.
Soothing freshness on your tongue and back.
The gentle touch of a caring flagellum.
You spent too much time in the sun? No aftersun lotion? Check the fridge. Plain yogurt can save you. The lactic acid, probiotics and enzymes in yogurt help soothe and heal the skin.
Yogurt has been around for as long as people have been drinking and storing milk thousands of years ago.
Bacteria use the sugars in the milk to grow and multiply. In the process they produce other compounds that give yogurt its typical flavor, texture and acidity.
The acidic environment also keeps other, potentially harmful bacteria at bay. This helps preserve the milk product for an extended period.
The main players in the yogurt making business are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Bifidobacterium has also gained fame because of potential health benefits, but there are many Starter Culture compositions that can be used for different effects.
Go ahead - try to make your own. It is easy and there is no shortage of Homemade Yogurt recipes online.