Why is (Greek) yogurt good for you?
There’s been a huge debate on whether dairy products and especially yogurt are good or bad. Trends pro and against yogurt have been coming and going, while no direct answer has been established. Personally, I believe that the fewer chemicals, the better. End of story. I and I suppose you too, don’t have the time and eagerness to check out each ingredient used, the way the animal was fed, or if the grass was watered by winter showers that were coming from Sahara and contained polluted molecules that have poisoned… a headache!! No. If all of this seems normal to you, you got yourself an obsession, girl!
I will give you the standard facts on yogurt. After that, I leave it to your beautiful and smart bodies & minds to decide whether you want it or not.
- Yogurt is a popular dairy product that’s made by the bacterial fermentation of milk.
- It can be made from all types of milk.
- Plain yogurt without added colorants is a white, thick liquid with a tangy flavor. Unfortunately, most commercial brands contain added ingredients, such as sugar and artificial flavors. These yogurts are not good for your health. On the other hand, plain, unsweetened yogurt offers many health benefits.
But, be careful, yogurt may not be for everyone
It may have adverse effects for those with lactose intolerance or milk allergies. Many types also contain high amounts of added sugar, which may contribute to certain health conditions.
How do I choose my yogurt and hopefully you will too!
Less is more when it comes to choosing a healthy yogurt. Plain, unsweetened varieties are best since they contain minimal ingredients without any added sugar. Whether you choose low- or full-fat yogurt is a personal choice. I have 2%. Never low or no fat.
So, here are 5 science-based health benefits of natural yogurt:
- Important nutrients paradise: Yogurt contains some of nearly every nutrient your body needs. Remember the basics: calcium, B vitamins, trace minerals.
- Protein partaay: Yogurt, especially the Greek variety, is very high in protein. Protein is helpful for appetite and weight control.
- Digestive problems are so last year: Some types of yogurt contain probiotics, which may boost digestive health by reducing the symptoms of common gastrointestinal disorders such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
- Hello Super-woman: Yogurt provides not only probiotics but also vitamins and minerals, all of which may boost immune health and prevent certain illnesses.
- Snack like a beach – babe: As previously said, yogurt is high in protein, so it’s filling, so you have a better diet overall!