Yogurt has always been in the healthy food category and is a much better snack than chips, candy bars, or soda. It contains a wealth of nutritional benefits. Yogurt is high in minerals like calcium and magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, and D.
Yogurt is dairy made with bacterial fermentation, which is all the rage since it produces a probiotic, the good bacteria resulting from the fermenting. There are a lot of yogurt companies out there, but many make theirs with sugar and other additives. It is best to purchase plain yogurt and add fresh flavors of your own to create a healthier product.
Yogurt cultures from cow’s milk are fermented using a sugar (lactose) which curdles, giving it a unique flavor and texture. There are both non-fat and full-fat varieties, and for those who are lactose intolerant, they are now making yogurt from oat, soy, coconut, and almond milk.
7. Aids Digestion
Yogurt promotes good bacteria in your digestive tract, which helps decrease gas and bloating. It helps make you “regular” and prevents constipation.
6. Helps with Osteoporosis
The high calcium level present in dairy yogurt promotes beneficial increases in the mineral bone density in your body and prevents bone disorders.