10 REASONS YOGURT IS A TOP HEALTH FOOD

September 22, 2007 RENU

1. Easier to digest than milk
2. Contributes to colon health as contains intestinal friendly bacteria.
3. Improves bioavailability of other nutrients. Culturing of yogurt increases absorption of calcium & B-vits. The lactic acid in yogurt aids in digestion of milk calcium, making it easier to absorb.
4. Boost immunity. As stimulate infection-fighting white cells in bloodstream.
5. Heals intestinal infections. B’cos it contains less lactose & more lactase, is usually well-tolerated by healing intestines & is a popular “healing food” for diarrhea. indigestion. It’s good to eat yogurt while taking antibiotics as it will minimize the effects of antibiotic on friendly intestinal bacteria.
6. Decreases yeast infections.
7. Rich source of calcium.
8. Excellent source of protein. Besides being a rich source of proteins, the culturing of milk proteins during fermentation makes these proteins easier to digest. For this reason, the proteins in yogurt r often called “predigested.”
9. Lowers cholesterol. b’cos live cultures in yogurt can assimilate cholesterol & also yogurt binds bile acids.
10. “grow food.”
Use yogurt in place of m.naise/sour cream.
Try yogurt in baking recipes. Plain yogurt can often be substituted for milk, buttermilk, or sour cream in recipes for waffles, pancakes, muffins.
Substitute yogurt for ice cream. Yogurt shakes & smoothies are a low-fat alternative to ice cream

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