Surprising Health Benefits of Yogurt You'd Want To Know
Considering the benefits of eating yogurt, from regulating bowel movements and promoting a healthy gut to fighting infections, you should incorporate this super food into your diet each day. Scientific studies across Turkey demonstrate that only 35 out of 100 Turkish people consume yogurt regularly. If you are one who does not eat yogurt, I recommend you to open some space for it in your stomach. I want to share a few scientific information about yogurt to encourage you to include it in your diet.
1 Yogurt acts as an antidote while you are using antibiotics: You must keep in mind that whenever you are using antibiotics; yogurt becomes one of the most important foods in your diet. Although antibiotics destroy disease-causing bacteria while you are sick, they also cause benign bacteria to die. If you want to avoid the side effects of antibiotics you should not forget to consume yogurt.
2 It triggers vitamin B production: Our body can barely produce vitamins on its own. Only vitamins B and K are produced through a biological reaction in our bowels. People who regularly eat yogurt help their body to produce vitamin B in the bowels. Vitamin B regulates the energy balance of the body while protecting you from neural and autoimmune diseases. In order to trigger this magical benefit of yogurt, you must consume it with its water.
3 It balances your blood sugar: Studies show that the blood sugar levels of people who consume unfermented and non-skimmed yogurt rally. Moreover, as yogurt is a food that is absorbed slowly in the bowels, your blood sugar is affected by it much later. That is why I strongly recommend you eat unfermented and non-skimmed yogurt along with your meal every day.
4 It is a natural shield against diseases: With the lactic acid it includes, yogurt stands out among other foods. Lactic acid turns the inner bowel environment into acid and prevents the production of cancerous cells by lowering the pH of the environment while facilitating the production of immune system booster metabolites. Basically, yogurt is the perfect immune system booster. The lactic acid bacteria in yogurt have important effects in preventing cancer, infections, gastrointestinal diseases and asthma.
5 It eases the digestive system: Lactobacillus bulgaricus is a bacterium which accelerates bowel movement and cannot be found in any food other than yogurt. The lactic acid in the yogurt kills the malicious bacteria in the bowel, preventing diarrhea and helps to create a healthy inner bowel environment. In other words, we can say that this fermented dairy product is a bowel cleanser. Yogurt increases calcium absorption after being consumed and stimulates the saturation hormone in the bowels as it features high quality animal fat and protein.
6 Makes your teeth pretty: I know I am not alone in drinking copious amounts of coffee each day. While this habit keeps me awake, it does terrible things for my teeth. It seems that yogurt, although containing sugar, has no harmful effect on enamel. The lactic acid is thought to even have a positive effect in protecting gums and teeth from future damage.
7 Decreases allergy symptoms: It can be challenging to do anything outdoors for those of us with seasonal allergies, so you might consider eating a cup of yogurt. The probiotics in yogurt may decrease your body’s reaction to pollen and other allergens.
8 May prevent the common cold: Sure, the common cold will always be there, but you could help to prevent it. One of the many benefits of yogurt is that it has immune boosting effects. Yogurt has been shown to make your T-cells, or cells that fight infection, stronger and more active.
9 Helps prevent yeast infections: Ladies, you might want to consider yogurt the next time you are given a prescription for antibiotics (using antibiotics usually raises the chances of yeast infections). Yogurt’s active cultures can help balance pH levels and prevent the painfully uncomfortable yeast infection from starting.
10 Helps to prevent osteoporosis: Dairy in general is a great resource for building up healthy bones as it contains calcium. Look for yogurts with added vitamin D for a better bang for your buck.
11 Gives you a boost of energy: Aside from the energy provided by the carbohydrates, yogurt contains B vitamins which work great if you need a little pick-me-up.
12 Helps you build muscle: Yogurt is a complete protein which means that it contains all of the essential amino acids necessary to build muscle and other tissues in the body.
13 Yogurt can help you lose weight: I list this as the last item, but to many this may be the most important. Yogurt helps build muscle (as stated in the last point), which helps burn fat. It is also, as I stated before, a great source of energy to fuel workouts you may be performing to lose weight. Lastly, yogurt contains a fair amount of protein that helps you stay fuller longer.