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Yup, A Slice of heaven!!! Why the Dietary Superstar Yogurt rightly called as the “Food of the Divine”?

Benefits Of Yogurt
Benefits Of Yogurt

Ancient people rightly called yogurt the “Heavenly food”, and today it enjoys an impeccable name and a bright future as a healthy food. Health snack yogurt derives its name from the old Turkish word ‘yoğurt’ where you means “to intensify.” Interestingly, Americans typically consume yogurt for breakfast and around 20% eat yogurt on a daily basis. However, we have pieced together some interesting health benefits of Yogurt.

Why Should You Include Yogurt in Your Diet? Health Benefits of Consuming Yogurt Regularly

  • Controls weight gain An elixir, yogurt controls weight gain and reduce the cholesterol levels. It also helps to maintain safe high blood pressure.
  • Reduces the risk of heart attack Magnesium and potassium in yogurt help lower your blood pressure and enhance heart health.
  • Better than curd Interestingly, yogurt offers more health benefits when compared to curd because of high presence of phosphorous.
  • Enriches your skin Not only yogurt tastes delicious, high amount of lactic acid present in it promotes healthy skin. It also moisturizes dry, dull skin.
  • Keeps digestion healthy Yogurt contains “good bacteria”, also called active cultures that help to avoid bloating and gas formation in your stomach. It soothes the digestive system and improves gut function.
  • Where Greek scores over regular yogurt  In general, both regular and Greek yogurt make healthy and easy snacks. But, Greek yogurt contains almost two times more protein compared to regular yogurt.
  • Boosts immune system In particular, yogurt comprises of beneficial bacterial cultures that increase the performance of the immune system.
  • Reduces stress People who regularly consumed yogurts enjoyed less stress level because yogurt manages gut bacteria that affect chronic stress.
  • Promotes brain function As per reports, scientists noticed altered brain functions in both active as well as in the rest state.
  • Helps to handle anxiety and depression Patients administered with yogurt medications displayed improved cognitive functions. They also suffered from less depression and anxiety problems.
  • Makes bones stronger Regular intake of yogurt improves your skeletal formation by enriching calcium content in the bones.
  • Reduces skin wrinkle Yogurt provides an extra layer of skin protection and wards off cutaneous actinic damage in your body. Thereby, it also reduces skin wrinkles considerably.
  • Controls vaginal infections Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria present in yogurtproduces hydrogen peroxide which kills the yeast infection.
  • Prevents atopic diseases Yogurt stops atopic diseases including food allergies, asthma, and dermatitis. It also reduces allergic reactions.
  • Stops stomach cancer and peptic ulcer – Lactic acid present in yogurt stops helicobacter pylori bacteria from multiplying thereby stopping stomach cancer and peptic ulcer.
  • Protects against breast and colon cancer Conjugated linoleic acid in yogurt prevents colon and stomach cancer.
  • Supports as an antidote Yogurt works as an antidote and reduces the side effects of antibiotics when you are sick.
  • Triggers Vitamin B Regular intake of yogurt produces vitamin B; vitamin B plays a major role in preventing autoimmune and neural diseases.

Disadvantages Of Yogurt

  • High amount causes cancer formation – IGF or insulin-like growth factor hormone in dairy products is indirectly linked to cancer growth. However, consuming a small amount of yogurt does not increase the risk of cancer.
  • Mucus formation – People having lactose intolerance or sensitivity to dairy products are likely to suffer from mucus formation, headaches, and chronic sinusitis.
  • Illness in people having a poor immune system – Live bacteria present in yogurt can cause unchecked illness in people with the poor immune system.
  • May increase the risk of kidney stones – Higher intake of calcium may increase the risk of prostate cancer or kidney stones. Moreover, consuming excessive amounts of yogurt may decrease the intake of zinc and iron.
  • Causes trouble with specific medications – For instance; yogurt reduces the level of ciprofloxacin antibiotic absorbed by your body. Also, calcium present in yogurt binds together with tetracyclines found in the intestine.

Yogurt Health Recipes

Nutritious Yogurt Breakfast Recipes

1. Yogurt Banana Delight

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A healthy way to start the day with a refreshing energizing breakfast.  A low-calorie diet.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 spoon dark chocolate pieces
  • 1 spoon sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup banana slices (Medium size)
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt (no fat)

Instructions

  • Add yogurt, banana slices, sliced almond, and dark chocolate pieces in a bowl and mix.
  • Now, ready to eat.

2. Walnut Cereal Special

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Preparation time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 spoons of maple syrup(pure)
  • 1 spoon (toasted walnuts)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Spoon yogurt and top it with roasted walnuts and maple syrup.
  • Ready to serve

3. Kiwi Blackberry energizer

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Preparation time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sliced kiwi blackberry
  • 1 spoons granola crunch
  • ½ cup plain yogurt

Instructions

  • Mix yogurt with granola crunches and kiwi blackberry slices
  • Ready to serve

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