Yogurt was discovered in South Asia about 6000 B.C. For the very first time. But it became popular all over the world in 1900’s.
Plain yogurt is a thick fluid with sharp taste. It contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B-2 and B-12 in abundance. It has several health benefits supported by modern medical science. But yogurts available in the markets today with artificial flavors and sweeteners are not good for health.
RICH NUTRIENTS FOUND IN YOGURT
Yogurt contains plenty of calcium important for teeth n bones, some vitamins from B-complex that are good for cardiac health and nervous system. It also provides us with potassium, magnesium important for maintaining blood pressure and general metabolism. Fortified yogurt has vitamin-D in it that improves immune system and bones health.
Yogurt is enriched with protein. These proteins regulate our appetite and helps to manage weight.
HELPS IN DIGESTION
It has probiotics in it which help digestion. These probiotics prevent from constipation and diarrhea. Unfortunately, pasteurized yogurt does not have such useful bacteria. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM The minerals like potassium, magnesium and zinc boost the immune system to fight against inflammation, common cold and some other viral infections.
STRONG BONES AND TEETH
It is beneficial for the health of bones and teeth. Regular intake of yogurt decreases the risks of osteoporosis as it contains minerals and vitamin-D (if fortified) that prevents bones and teeth from degeneration.
GOOD FOR A HEALTHY HEART
For times it was believed that fats in yogurt may harm your heart. But latest researches have shown that these fats produce Good Cholesterol that regulates the blood pressure and minimizes the risks of cardiac problems.
HELPFUL IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
There was another disbelief that yogurt turns you fat. But modern scientific research has proved that it has higher nutrition values and lesser calories. Therefore, it also helps in weight management.