Benefits of yogurt

5-reasons

Walk down the dairy aisle of any grocery store and you’ll see a dizzying array of yogurts. While yogurt’s popularity is partly due to its creamy texture and yummy taste, its main claim to fame is its health benefits.

Yogurt is known for its probiotic or live beneficial bacteria. Yogurt is shown to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive tract. It also helps maintain stable ph levels in the body. Yogurt comes from milk. So yogurt eaters will also get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium and magnesium.

  1. Yogurt is also a great source of bone-building calcium and protein and helps with weight management

2. Boost our immune system and provide protection against diseases like cancer.

3. Yogurt with Active cultures discourage vaginal infections

4. Probiotic can help with vaginal yeast infections, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, and urinary tract infections

5. It also promotes digestive health  whereby yogurt with active cultures may help certain gastrointestinal conditions like lactose intolerance, constipation, diarrhoea, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseas.

Yogurt is a simple pleasure packed with nutrients, good bacteria, and is a great way to boost protein levels. Not all yogurts are created equal. Look for labelling “live and active cultures” to ensure it contains probiotics. Some yogurt is high in calories and added sugar, increasing the risk of weight gain and tooth decay, so choose plain low-fat yogurt and add your own fresh berries. All yogurt contains some natural sugar, but Greek yogurt is lowest in sugar, highest in protein and has a super-creamy consistency. It is also recommended to consume plain over sugared varieties.

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