Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Health Pick: Milk Yogurt Good For Your Health!

This review is for cow milk based yogurt and not for soy milk yogurt. The soy milk yogurt does not have natural occurring calcium and a calcium additive is added to the yogurt. Soy yogurt does not have the same amount of vitamins as yogurt made from cows milk. 

Yogurt has calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. If your taking antibiotcs yogurt can help with replenishing your good gut bacteria. There are many different amounts of fat in yogurt. You can find non-fat, low-fat and whole milk yogurt. Milk yogurt contains lactobacteria; the most common type known as acidophilus. The good bacteria in yogurt helps digest food and prevents stomach infections. This is a healthy bacteria for the colon and can reduce colon cancer and colon related diseases.

There have been studies that have found that low fat yogurt can promote weight loss. Yogurt can improve your immune system. It stimulates white blood cells in the blood to fight off infection. The yogurt has anti-tumor effects as well. Yogurt can also reduce high blood pressure. Other studies done show that yogurt can reduce cholesterol.

Eating yogurt helps the absorption of calcium and B-vitamins. Yogurt has a balance of of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Yogurt is a healing food for diarrhea. It helps with healing the lining of the colon. It can help with indigestion as well. It helps prevent yeast infections. For the same portion of milk as yogurt you can get more calcium in your body from yogurt than milk.

You want to eat fresh Organic yogurt that is stored in the refrigerator. The heat treated yogurt kills the live active cultures. To receive the best health benefits the cultures must be live and active.