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Matsvnis, The Georgian Soup That Boosts Longevity


Want to live to be over 100? In Georgia and the surrounding Caucasus region, where there is no shortage of centenarians, one rumored key to longevity is a thin, mildly tart fermented dairy product called matsoni. Known for its probiotic strains that boost gut health, aid in calcium absorption, and increase immunity, the yogurt-like substance […]

Ask the Monger: Does Cheese Have Probiotics?


Does cheese have probiotics? Probiotics are having a moment. Walk into most grocery stores today and you’ll see a large section devoted to these life-giving bacteria. But what are probiotics—and why the sudden focus? Here’s the skinny: Probiotics are living microorganisms, like bacteria and yeasts, that function on many levels, but they’re thought to be […]