Top 10 health benefits of yoghurt

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19th September, 2015 07:37:24 printer

Top 10 health benefits of yoghurt

It is thick, creamy, good in taste, versatile and delivers similar nutritional benefits like milk and lots more.


Yoghurt is gaining huge popularity among health conscious people for its numerous health benefits. Before you scoop this creamy food, learn about the various health benefits yoghurt offers, UNB reports.


1: Healthy bones


A bowl of yoghurt can fill you up with loads of calcium and vitamin D. Both these components are essential to maintain healthy bones. Calcium present in yoghurt also helps to maintain bone density and strengthens them throughout your life. Thus, it helps to prevent bone diseases like osteoporosis.


2: Easy to digest


People who have lactose intolerance due to some allergy, can safely enjoy the benefits of yoghurt, as it is easier to digest than milk. The live active cultures of yoghurt create lactase, which helps to improve lacrosse absorption lactose intolerant people.


3: Contains good bacteria


Yoghurt has 'live and active cultures', which means it has probiotics - beneficial bugs that live in your digestive tract and help to remove all harmful microorganisms that can cause intestinal or digestive damage. These probiotics helps to regulate your digestion and strengthens your immune system.


4: Helps to lower high blood pressure


Yoghurt is not only rich in calcium but also in potassium. The presence of potassium in yoghurt helps to lower blood pressure.


5: Good for skin


Yoghurt also helps you to achieve a clean and smooth complexion. The lactic acid found in yoghurt acts as an exfoliator, which helps to get rid of the dead cells. You can also use yoghurt as a face pack for beautiful skin.


6: Loaded with vitamins


One serving of yoghurt can provide various nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B5, zinc, iodine and riboflavin. Yoghurt is also rich in vitamin B12, which is needed to maintain red blood cells and to keep the nervous system functions properly.


7: Boosts immunity


Consuming yoghurt daily can help to produce higher levels of immunity boosting interferon in the body. The probiotics also helps to stimulate infection-fighting white cells in the bloodstreams.


8: Reduces occurrence of yeast infections


Research has shown that eating yoghurt reduces the amount of yeast settlements in the vagina and decreases the incidence of vaginal yeast infections.


9: Improves gut health


The active cultures of yoghurt, helps to relieve certain gastrointestinal conditions like lactose intolerance, constipation, diarrhoea, colon cancer and bowel disease.


10: Helps to lose weight


According to a study conducted by International Journal of Obesity in 2005, dietary intake of calcium through yoghurt helps the body to use its stored fats. Thus, it helps you to achieve a slimmer