Editor's Note: A very low-calorie diet can help the heart age more slowly, according to researchers who recently released what they call the first-ever human study on the subject. The findings confirmed earlier studies on mice and rats that demonstrate the cardiac benefits of a restricted-calorie diet.
As has been said many times in Dairy Foods, milk processors possess all the right tools to produce and distribute juice and fruit drinks. The margins on these products are often much greater than they are for milk.
From whole to skim, creamed to whipped, fluid milk and related milk products have a normal pH of 6.6 to 6.9. But this neutrality stops here. In order to transform fluid milk into one of the many other dairy products in the marketplace, pH must be reduced.
It's been nearly 100 years since Elie Metchnikoff first described yogurt as a health food. Since then, manufacturers have added everything from phytosterols to flax to yogurt, hoping to make a good thing even better. They've trimmed the fat and cut the sugar. They've made it drinkable and squeezable.
It can be entertaining to see how foreign marketers try to give their product lines an American twist. Mishaps in translation can provide a giggle or two. For example, one company exhibiting at ANUGA touted its whey-based drink as a bewitching beverage. Running with images that combined a black-hat witch and something resembling Coors Light's Elvira, this company was marketing whey as a source of power. (The power to cast a spell, I guess!)