Yogurt’s got power-boosting protein and bone-building calcium. It can also help you lose weight and fend off a cold. Here’s the scoop:
Yogurt can help you lose weight and have flat abs.
Dieters who limited calories and ate yogurt every day lost more weight and more belly fat than those that skipped the yummy snack.
Yogurt is good for your digestive system.
The words “live and active cultures” mean that your yogurt has probiotics that help regulate your digestion or strengthen your immune system.
Yogurt is loaded with vitamins.
One serving is a significant source of potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, and vitamin B5. Yogurt also contains B12, which maintains red blood cells and helps keep your nervous system functioning properly.
A cup of yogurt a day can help you recover after a workout.
With the right ratio of protein to carbohydrates, yogurt makes an excellent post-sweat-session snack. The protein and carbohydrates help replace the nutrients lost during a workout. It’s a bonus if you drink a bottle of water along with it.
A daily serving of yogurt keeps colds away.
Dig into four ounces each day and you may find yourself sniffle-free in the months ahead, according to a study at the University of Vienna. Women eating this amount had much stronger and more active T cells, which battle illness and infection, than they did before they started consuming it.
Yogurt can help your smile.
Despite its sugar content, yogurt doesn’t cause cavities. When scientists at Marmara University in Turkey tested low-fat, light, and fruit flavors, they found that none of them eroded tooth enamel, the main cause of decay. The lactic acid in yogurt appears to give your gums protection as well.
Yogurt can lower your blood pressure.
There is a causal link between regular low-fat dairy intake and healthy blood pressure. Yogurt is a low-fat dairy product.
Information courtesy of fitnessmagazine.com
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