They come in different colours and flavors, sweetened and unsweetened, even low-fat and non-fat options. Anyway you like it, yogurt is just a great addition to your diet. Yogurt comes from milk and has about 9 grams of protein per serving (6 ounces or roughly 18cl). If you haven’t been taking part in the yogurt goodness, here’s why you should;
Muscle and Bone Strength
One serving of yogurt everyday provides you the calcium, vitamin D and high quality protein that you need to promote muscle and bone strength
Regular Yogurt consumption as part of a healthy diet has been associated with less weight gain overtime. It also makes you feel fuller, making you less likely to consume more food than you should.
Regular Yogurt consumption as part of a healthy diet has been associated with healthy levels of systolic blood pressure.
Healthy Digestive Tract
Live strains of the “good bacteria” found in yogurt can help promote a healthy digestive tract; cause changes in the microflora of the gut and may also help reduce the time food takes to go through the bowel.
Osteoporosis aka brittle bone disease is a condition where bones become fragile from loss of tissues, due to changes in hormonal balance (usually from menopause) or calcium and vitamin D deficiency. Calcium and Vitamin D are very critical in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Guess where you can find a lot of these two? That’s right, YOGURT!!!
Easier to Digest
Yogurt is easier to digest than milk if you’re lactose intolerant. Having lactose intolerance doesn’t mean saying goodbye to dairy forever. Yogurt is a good dairy alternative for lactose intolerant people.