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5 Benefits Of Having Yogurt

 

Yogurt is a nutrient–dense food that contains Proteins, Calcium, Vitamin D, Potassium and little or no fat and cholesterol. It is thus called a ‘Miracle Food’. It is something which can be included in your daily diet and get your recommended protein intake. 
 
How is yogurt a miracle food, then? Yogurt is made from milk and therefore one automatically gets a dose of good protein (about 5 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium are in Yogurt.
 
Potential benefits of Yogurt:-
 
1: Yogurt boosts the Immune System (including gastrointestinal and respiratory infections)
Yogurt makes us strong by building our immunity. Given the right circumstances, eating yogurt may help protect the intestinal tract. Yogurt has great potential as a protective, anti-infection agent. Increased yogurt consumption might help increase one’s resistance to immune-related diseases such as cancer and infection, particularly gastrointestinal infection. So we have the power to increase the immunity in such conditions.
 
2: Yogurt may reduce the risk of High Blood Pressure
In today’s time there are lots of people who suffer from high blood pressure. We generally try and control our diet to control that condition…but do you know…we don’t need to watch calories while having Yogurt…..Why? Eating yogurt is more satisfying, so we are less likely to reach for higher-calorie sources of calcium and protein. Being low in fat, it is less likely to stick to the insides of our blood vessels. The potassium in yogurt, almost 600 milligrams per eight ounces, may help flush some of the excess sodium out of your body and that’s Good news for all…..
 
3: Yogurt helps in weight management
Weight loss and weight gain… these two are the major points of concern for most people. Yogurt is the right answer for both those who want to lose weight and for those who want to gain weight. It has proven to help in weight loss as well as healthy weight gain, which shows that it stimulates happy hormones to reduce visceral fat hence reducing belly fat. In weight gain also it has shown to improve weight without disturbing the waist circumference…..isn’t this magic?
 
4: Yogurt leads to Healthy Ageing
Yogurt as has been mentioned already is nutrient-dense abundant in calcium, zinc, B vitamins, and probiotics and it may be supplemented with vitamin D and additional probiotics associated with positive health outcomes. With aging there is a decrease in bone density and an increased requirement for vitamin D and calcium. Yogurt is accessible and convenient to consume by the older population, which makes yogurt consumption a feasible approach to enhance older adults’ nutritional status.
 
5: A cup of yogurt a day can help you recover faster after a workout.
Eating Yogurt after exercise can help kick-start muscle repair and replenish. The right ratio of protein helps to recover fast post workout. The proteins provide the amino acids your muscles need to repair themselves, and the carbohydrates replace your muscles’ energy stores, which are depleted after a good intense workout. Having yogurt in the form of smoothies along with water does wonder. The protein in yogurt also helps increase the amount of water absorbed by the intestines, improving hydration. 
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and include yogurt in your regular diet in a balanced amount.
 
Author - GOQii