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Top 10 Health Benefits of Yogurt

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 22:09
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Health is wealth. Many people do not realize the importance of good health, and even if they do, they may still disregard it. Whether we work at home or in an office, we need good health in order to perform our duties well. The importance of personal health cannot be minimized. If you are healthy you can do anything you want to, but if you are not well you may miss on many things. Health is one of the things you cannot buy. Surely, medical sciences have found cures of many illnesses but being fit is another story. Being healthy does not only mean free from diseases it’s something more than that. Going to the doctor can help a little, what you need to do is maintain yourself. You should keep a check on what you are eating and its consequences on your body. There are many foods which are very simple but have a lot of benefits and do well to our bodies. One of these is “Yogurt”. It’s one of the tasty foods which keep you fit and healthy. There are many health benefits of yogurt. Yes, there’re quite a few which you may be unaware of. So, let’s have a look on the lists of good things which yogurt can do. Here’s the top ten health benefit of yogurt:

1. Easier to digest

easier to digestMany people are allergic to milk for certain reasons like taste and all. So, here’s you have an alternative. In your childhood, your mum kept on running behind you with a glass of milk and you, no matter how much tired you are, ran for your life because you just hated the smell and taste of milk. Probably, you do the same with your children because you know it’s actually good. But, did you know you have an alternate also? Yes, it’s yogurt. It is made by fermentation of milk and contains many of the good qualities of milk. It’s a tastier way of consuming the nutrients of milk. The culturing process makes yogurt more digestible than milk.

2. Good for digestive system

digestive systemDigestion is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a breakdown of large food molecules to smaller ones. Lighter foods are easier to digest than other complicated foods. Heavy foods which are difficult to digest are digested with the help of other foods. Yogurt is one of these other foods. Yogurt that contains probiotics helps your digestive system function properly. Probiotic yogurts are fermented dairy products that contain beneficial bacteria. Not all yogurts are considered probiotic, so check the label for the statement “live active cultures.”

3. Rich source of calcium

source of calciumCalcium is one of the important nutrients required by our body. Calcium is important for overall health. Almost every cell in our body uses calcium in some way. Calcium also plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. Yogurt being a rich source of calcium provides us with all these benefits. The contents of yogurt make it rich in calcium, as it is made by fermentation of milk. So if you want your bones and teeth to be strong adopt the healthy habit of consuming yogurt.

4. Boost immunity

Boost immunityThe immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. Hence it is very important for a person to maintain a healthy immune system. If a person is immune, he has less chances of falling ill frequently. There are many food which helps in increasing your immunity as they shield your body from harmful viruses. Yogurt is one such food. Consuming yogurt boosts your immunity as it contains bacteria which are good for your body.

5. Excellent source of protein

source of proteinBesides all sorts of important nutrients, yogurt contains a good amount of protein in it. The real yogurt is made up of dairy products and is rich in protein. The commercial yogurts, that is the ones available in the markets are often added with sugars and flavors to add to the taste hence it may take up the protein contents. But the yogurt you prepare at home without mixing artificial substances promises your body to provide proteins. Besides being a rich source of proteins, the culturing of the milk proteins during fermentation makes these proteins easier to digest. This is why sometimes the proteins in yogurt are also called to be ‘predigested’.

 

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Source: http://top-10-list.org/2013/07/03/top-10-health-benefits-of-yogurt/

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