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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Health Benefits of Yogurt

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Foods fermented milk or yogurt usually has included the culture of good bacteria called probiotics. Research has shown that probiotics beneficial for the digestive system and prevent and overcome various illnesses.

A series of studies on yogurt has shown these foods help fight bad bacteria and improve bowel health. Yogurt is also able to extend the life of the intestines, to treat diabetes type-1 and fibromyalgia (a muscle and connective tissue pain). Yogurt is also good for children.

The content of the good bacteria in yogurt is not only profitable but also can slim down digestion to beautify the skin. Check out what's offered by yogurt for your health.

1. Makes healthy digestion
Probiotics (good bacteria) in yogurt have been proven to be healthy microflora in the gut. To get the health benefits of probiotics, make sure your favorite yogurt product contains at least one million colony forming units (CFUs) of bacteria alive.

Good bacteria in yogurt increases peristalsis digestive system by stimulating the production of mucins that separates nutrients for tissue repair. Bacteria in the gut helps the production of vitamin B to increase the efficiency of the nervous system.

Probiotics in yogurt also improve the balance of friendly flora in the urogenital area, reducing the risk of bladder or vaginal infection. However, natural probiotics are easily damaged by factors such as poor diet, stress, alcohol, hormone fluctuations, cigarettes, surgery and drugs.

2. Eliminate bad breath
Body odor and bad breath is usually caused by bad bacteria in the teeth, unhealthy gums, poor digestion, and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes ulcers. Unbalance of pathogenic bacteria to good bacteria keeps the body odor issue. To reduce the smell not tasty, consume probiotic supplements or live probiotics regularly. In addition to oral hygiene, regular intake of probiotics help reduce the risk of tooth decay, infection, mouth tissue, and intestine.

3. Overcoming constipation
Obstipation may indicate a disturbed balance of intestinal bacteria, because the amount of bad bacteria are more than good bacteria. Intake of water and eating adequate amounts of fiber such as fruits, cereals, seeds and nuts makes the intestine more easily push dirt out. Probiotic supplements such as yogurt every day for a month can help overcome constipation. In order for the gut working properly, repeat the diet breakfast to yogurt for a month every few months.

4. Prevent colds and flu
Studies show people who regularly eat probiotic such as yogurt have less frequent colds and infections than those who rarely ate it. Probiotics are the immune system which increases resistance to infection by producing antibiotics. During the winter or rainy season, it is recommended to eat more probiotics alive. Regularly consumed probiotics for three months can reduce the symptoms of diseases caused by winter. Enjoy a variety of yogurt are presented in several forms such as liquid yogurt, thick yogurt, powder to capsules.

5. Treating allergies
People with allergies such as asthma, eczema and air allergic has the lower level of good bacteria in the intestine. The solution, drinking fermented milk probiotics to improve the immune system. Supplements or intake of probiotics during 12-16 weeks to reduce allergy symptoms.

6. Brighten skin
Yogurt is one of the natural ingredients in the fridge that we can use to treat the face. Yogurt contains lactic acid, a component which is also often used in chemical peeling products. Yogurt mask can be used to peel the top layer of the epidermis gently. When done regularly to avoid skin of pimples, black spots, and even ypgurt can prevent acne. For best results, mix 1 cup of yogurt with 2-3 drops of olive oil and then rubbed on the face. Allow 20 minutes then rinse.

7. Prevent hypertension
Other good reasons to regularly eat yogurt is to prevent heart disease. Special protein in the yogurt and its amount of calcium, magnesium, and potassium is useful to prevent high blood pressure.

8. Environmentally friendly cleaning
Yoghurt is not only an amazing nutrient, yogurt can even become a tool to clean up some of your items. Make your metal goods more shine with yogurt. The content of lactic acid in yogurt is quite effective at removing stains.


Master Blogger said...

I really know that yogurt is healthier than ice cream but I didn't know how healthy it was until I read your article, thanks a lot for this! By the way your images makes me crave so nice!

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Dolly's Daily Diary said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too :)

Moshfiqul Bari said...

What a great post! So nice to see fellow yogurt fans like me! :) I think yogurt is one of the best food to satisfy our sweet cravings. It can also give you the following health benefits:
- Yogurt can help alleviate gastrointestinal conditions like constipation, diarrhea, and lactose intolerance, among others.
- Yogurt can help boost your immune system.
- For women, yogurt can discourage vaginal infections.
- Yogurt can strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis
- And, yogurt can reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
And with that, I say we all eat yogurt everyday!

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