IT ONCE SAVED A KING FROM AN EMBARRASSING AILMENT.

It took a French king’s diarrhea to introduce yogurt to the West. When François I suffered from recurring diarrhea in the mid 1500s, the finest French doctors couldn’t find a way to help him. Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and French ally, sent over one of his own doctors with a miraculous cure: yogurt.