The Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Frequently Asked Questions
By request, we present By request, we present Yogurt 101:
1. Why is yogurt necessary?
See: The Necessity of Yogurt.
2. How do I make yogurt?
See: How to Make SCD Yogurt.
3. How long does yogurt need to ferment to be legal?
4. What happens if I leave it in too long?
Up to 29 hours is fine, but after 30 hours, it starts to kill the good bacteria. After 36 hours, it will not last as long in the refrigerator.
5. What is dripped yogurt?
See: Yogurt Cheese.
6. Is there a maximum amount of yogurt I can eat in one day? Is there a maximum amount of dripped yogurt I can eat in one day?
Yes, 3 cups, as discussed in The Necessity of Yogurt. See also: Three Cup Yogurt Limit and Exception to the Three Cup Rule.
7. What happens if I use the yogurt in cooking?
You will lose the probiotic benefit of the bacteria, because the heat from cooking will kill them.
8. What happens if I freeze the yogurt?
You lose some, but not all of the probiotic benefit of the bacteria, because some of them will be killed in the freezing process.
9. What happens if I dehydrate the yogurt?
You lose the probiotic benefit of the bacteria in it, and it would count toward your daily consumption.
10. How long is yogurt good for after you've fermented it?
It can last up to three weeks in the fridge, but the bacteria will remain active in it for two weeks at most.
Thanks to Shosh for her list of Top Ten Yogurt Questions.
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