Yoghurt is a dairy wonder made by the bacterial fermentation of milk. It’s very nutritious, and eating it regularly may boost several aspects of your health.
Yogurt smooths skin and even polishes candlesticks. What can’t this dairy wonder do? Rich in calcium and a great source of high-quality protein, this nutrient-rich food is delicious no matter how you eat it. However, there are a number of facts about yoghurt I bet you didn’t know. And today, I’m letting you in on three of them.
1. Yoghurt improves digestion
That’s right – you can finally say goodbye to all of your tummy troubles! The probiotics also known as friendly bacteria in yoghurt can help balance the microflora in your gut. This in turn helps with digestion and keeps you regular. Furthermore, considering 80% of your immunity lies in your gut, it goes without saying that the key to a strong immune system and excellent overall health is maintaining optimal gut health.
2. It’s great for your heart
Yoghurt? Keeps your ticker healthy? Oh yes! According to associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Alvaro Alonso, eating fat-free and low-fat yoghurt can help lower your risk of developing high blood pressure. The calcium, proteins, magnesium and potassium in yoghurt help to lower blood pressure.
3. It can do wonders for your skin
It’s time to put away those pricy skin treatments. According to dermatologist Hema Sundaram, yoghurt is loaded with lactic acid, which is a component in most in-office chemical peels. It’s lactic acid that’s a super-gentle exfoliator that sloughs dead cells of the top layers of the epidermis. This helps clear up blemishes and discolourations as well as smooth out wrinkles.
10 Tips for Buying and Eating Yoghurt
1. Decide Between Whole-Milk, Low-Fat, or Nonfat Yoghurt
2. Choose Your Sweetener
3. Look for Active Cultures and Probiotics
4. Team Yoghurt With Flaxseed
5. Look for Vitamin D
6. Make Yoghurt Part of the Perfect Snack
7. Whip Up a Creamier Smoothie With Yoghurt
8. Customize Your Yoghurt with in all sorts of foods and flavors
9. Eat Yoghurt at Work
10. Use Yoghurt in Recipes instead of sour cream