Health Benefits of Yogurt

Yogurt is tasty, yummy and most importantly it’s healthy. It’s a rare combination as generally things which are good in taste do not carry a lot of nutritional value with them; but yogurt is something which acts as a storehouse of beneficial nutrients. Being a fermented dairy product, yogurt or curd is a very good source of calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin, Vitamin B2, B12 and iodine. In contrast to milk, yogurt has greater amounts of calcium and protein because of the additional bacterial culture which goes into its making. Yogurt has active and living cultures which in turn are made up of distinctive living microorganisms which provide numerous health and nutritional advantages.

Being good in calcium, it is a must for people who have a threat of suffering from osteoporosis and other bone disorders. For people who are allergic to milk products, yogurt seems to be the best option as it provides them with required quantities of calcium without causing any digestion problem because yogurt breaks down lactose and helps in easy digestion.

Yogurt enhances natural resistance as it helps to boost up the immune system. In addition, it contains a good quantity of phosphorus and water. It has been found that a daily consumption of 100 g of yogurt can help in the improvement of one’s cholesterol profile by lowering LDL or bad cholesterol while raising the good cholesterol level in one’s body.

Yogurt is essential for young girls as their body require more calcium because of their biological processes of puberty. Dairy food products like yogurt are better providers of necessary minerals and vitamins than calcium supplements. In addition, Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt offers preventive and even curative effects on problems like arthritis. Yogurt is even known for its healthy benefits of reducing dental plague and cavities.

Yogurt, along with being tasty and delicious, is an excellent way of keeping one healthy thereby ensuring one lives a happy and a longer life.

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  • karan

    i would like to know that what brands of yogurt are easily available in india and is yogurt recommended to patients whove gone thru a bypass surgery