I am sure you familiar with Yogurt, it is a popular snack treat for people who are trying to monitor their weight. But did you know that apart from making you lose weight, yogurt has many other benefits to your body as well?
One way to improve your health naturally is by eating an adequate amount of yogurt everyday. Yes, I am a big fun of Yogurt. One of the reasons that I like to eat Yogurt is because it has live microorganisms called probiotics, these good bacteria can help your body works properly.
By saying it, here are some benefits you can get from eating yogurt:
1. Improves Gastro-Intestinal Functions
Since yogurt is rich with probiotics, it helps you improve your food digestion and absorption. Good digestion and absorption can prevent you from experiencing hyperactive bowel movements and constipation.
Beside that, Yogurt also helps lactose intolerant individuals, and it can lowers your risk of getting inflammatory bowel diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.
2. Boosts Your Immune System
According to the research, probiotics from yogurt can make your body stronger in resisting harmful bacteria, thus lessening your risk of getting infections. These good bacteria can enhance your body’s natural healing process so you can easily recover from illnesses.
3. Regulates Your Blood Pressure
A study have shown that having 2-3 servings of low-fat dairy daily will greatly reduce your risks of getting high blood pressure. Some dairy products are high with dairy fat that is not healthy for your heart. Yogurt is a low-fat dairy product that does not have a bad effect on your heart.
4. Maintains Your Weight
Because yogurt is low-fat, so it frees you from worries of gaining weight. When dieting, it’s important that you still get enough nutrients so you don’t end up being malnourished. It also contains an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals that you need. With enough amount intake, your body can get enough nutrients without the worries of moving the scales up.
Beside above these benefits, here are some tips you can follow if you decide to add yogurt in your diet.
1. Choose the Type of Yogurt that You Want to Take
There are various types of yogurt. Some yogurts contain regular fat, some are fat-free and some are low-fat. When you buy it, you may want to check the sugar contained in the yogurt as well. There are yogurts that have more sugar than others. Look at the label at the back of the package. Read and compare nutritional contents of different brands. Doing this will help you choose the best brand in the market.
2. Make It a Habit
You can eat yogurt anytime and anywhere. Make it a point to take some yogurt everyday. Bring some in the office so you can easily have yogurt on your lunch break. Also, you can put a small yogurt cup in your bag so you can take a healthy snack anywhere.
3. Substitute Other Ingredients with Yogurt
It can easily be added to your recipes. Use it instead of ice cream when making a smoothie. You can also try to add yogurt when baking cakes and other pastries. You can easily substitute milk to yogurt.
4. Make Eating It Fun Delightful
There are numerous recipes that you can follow so that you don’t only get to eat the flavored yogurt available on the market. Adding fruits on it will make your snack even healthier.