Yogurt – A yummy health savior

The yummy creamy yogurt that sits in the refrigerator in most of our Indian homes is more than just a delicious snack. This creamy marvel has many golden benefits written to its name especially for us women. Read on to discover the innumerable benefits this nutritive snack has to offer.

Yogurt helps prevent osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis is much more common in women than in men. Calcium is essential in helping prevent osteoporosis. Studies have shown that most people consume far less calcium than the recommended daily levels. This, later in life, makes them prone to osteoporosis. While there are many calcium supplements that are not readily or effectively absorbed, yogurt provides an excellent source of easily absorbed calcium. Yogurt is an excellent dairy food choice for women who limit their intake of milk and cheese

Yogurt May Help Burn Fat, Promote Weight Loss
Adding yogurt to your diet is an excellent way to promote weight loss, indicates a study. Well! Statistics say that people who added fat free yogurt as part of a reduced calorie diet can easily escape obesity than those who don’t.

Yogurt may help decrease the severity of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Studies reveal that most women who suffer from Pre Menstrual Syndrome symptoms are low in calcium. Yogurt as part of a diet containing 1200 mg of calcium per day has been shown to decrease symptoms. Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D could help prevent PMS. Researchers found adolescent girls who consumed more yogurt experienced fewer PMS symptoms, including decreased abdominal bloating and cramps, less food cravings and a smaller increase in appetite than those who consumed less yogurt.

Yogurt is an important and nutritious food for pregnant women.
The well known fact that yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, helps in controlling the blood pressure of the mother thus alleviating her from hypertension  as much as 70%. Keeping the density of the bone in check, rest assured, Yogurt helps in the proper development of the fetus. Being rich sources of protein, fiber and other necessary nutrients this warrior and of course savior can put all the tensions during pregnancy to rest.

Yogurt helps promote good digestive health
Yogurt is a store house of probiotics that help to strike a balance between the harmful and the good bacteria in your intestinal tract. Being able to replenish the much needed useful bacteria
 this natural food is an excellent savior in case of any stomach upset or diarrhea.
Eating yogurt regularly helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTI)
Women, especially young girls, are more prone to UTI.
Studies indicate that frequent consumption of yogurt may lead to less chances of UTI. The useful bacteria, which the yogurt is composed of, help to fight the harmful ones and stop their passage from the intestinal tract to vagina and the bladder, thus putting a big full stop to urinary infections.

So, whether you enjoy yogurt as part of a meal or snack, as a woman there are a lot of good reasons to feel good about eating it.


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