What Everyone Ought to Know About Eating More Yoghurt
Yoghurt can be a bit of an acquired taste. If recent studies are to be believed, however, it is definitely a taste worth acquiring, as it can benefit your wellness and wellbeing in numerous ways. The nutrition that it can add to your diet cannot be underestimated.
Yoghurt is packed full of healthy nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin B, phosphorus, potassium and lactic acid. Lactic acid is great because it helps the body to break down protein. The calcium in yoghurt is also really important for helping to build strong teeth and bones, and enhancing muscle contractions, as well as reducing blood pressure.
The vitamin B content of yoghurt is also very important. By some kind of strange chemical reaction, yoghurt allows the body to set up a little factory inside the intestines, and it manufactures b vitamins right there inside your body.
If you’re trying to lose weight, then yoghurt is a great choice for you. A recent study by a slimming company found that obese adults who ate three servings of some kind of fat-free diet every day, as part of a wider calorie-controlled diet, lost around 22 percent more weight and around 61 percent more body fat than those who simply reduced their calorie intake and did not take in this additional yoghurt.
There are bacterial benefits to yoghurt, too. It contains live cultures of bacteria, such as lactobacillus and acidophilus which can have all kinds of great effects on the gastrointestinal tract. For one thing, if you have been on antibiotics recently, yoghurt can help to restore the normal flora in the gut, which will have been killed off by the ‘bacteria killers’ in antibiotics. Secondly, it can help to prevent constipation and ease diarrhea and reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome.