Surprising Reasons to Eat More Yogurt Today

While some experts say to ban dairy products, many agree that yogurt is the exception to the rule. Yogurt, in its purest state is a fantastic probiotic that can aid in many areas of your health. Even yogurts that are non-dairy have been beneficial for several of these health boosts.

Metabolic Syndrome

Not all yogurts contain the probiotic strain of Lactobacillus plantaram, but it is important to look for the ones that do. This strain of probiotics has been found to balance blood sugar levels, along side cholesterol levels. Most importantly, it is essential for lowering homocysteine levels in women. These levels are what cause abdominal fat and over 50 diseases, such Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and arthritis.

Breathe Easier

Most yogurts also contain a probiotic strain called L. casei, which is a live culture that can improve the duration of respiratory infections and nasal congestion.

Cancer

L. casei has also been linked to anti-cancer effects in animal studies. The research shows that this powerful probiotic can block tumor development and delay its growth.

Better Absorption

Many times when we eat healthy foods, we don’t get the most benefit as we can from this. This is because sometimes not all of the nutrients in health foods are absorbed. Eating yogurt alongside other foods can increase the absorbability.

Gut Health

There is no surprise that eating something high in probiotics can help your gut and colon. Yogurt is an essential addition that can help reduce your risk of GI infections and constipation. For those who have been exposed to a lot of antibiotics should also add more probiotics, like yogurt, to their diet to restore the healthy bacteria in their gut.

Healthier Brain

One study in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, found that consuming whey, which is the clearish liquid byproduct of yogurt production, can actually improve learning and memory. Homemade yogurts and thinner yogurts have more whey in it. Just be sure to actually eat the whey part instead of skimming it off and throwing it away.

There are so many wonderful reasons to add yogurt to your daily diet. Besides it being a filling and weight-friendly snack, it can really transform your gut and other areas of your health. Remember that your best health happens when you take a multi-faceted approach through good eating, regular exercise, and regular wellness adjustments. The Joint can help boost your overall health with quick and efficient wellness adjustments.
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