Yoghurt improves the bioavailability of other nutrients The culturing of yoghurt increases the absorption of calcium and B-vitamins. The lactic acid in the yoghurt aids in the digestion of the milk calcium, making it easier to absorb.
Yoghurt can boost immunity Researchers who studied 68 people who ate two cups of live-culture yoghurt daily for three months found that these persons produced higher levels of immunity boosting interferon. The bacterial cultures in yoghurt have also been shown to stimulate infection-fighting white cells in the bloodstream
Yoghurt can decrease yeast infections Research has shown that eating eight ounces of yoghurt that contains live and active cultures daily reduces the amount of yeast colonies in the vagina and decreases the incidence of vaginal yeast infections.
Yoghurt is a rich source of calcium An 250ml serving of most yoghurt’s provide 450 mg. of calcium, one-half of a child’s RDA and 30 to 40 percent of the adult RDA for calcium. Because the live-active cultures in yoghurt increase the absorption of calcium, a 250ml serving of yoghurt gets more calcium into the body than the same volume of milk can.
Yoghurt is an excellent source of protein Plain yoghurt contains around ten to fourteen grams of protein per eight ounces, which amounts to twenty percent of the daily protein requirement for most persons. In fact, 250ml of yoghurt that contains live and active cultures, contains 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk (10 grams versus 8 grams). Besides being a rich source of proteins, the culturing of the milk proteins during fermentation makes these proteins easier to digest. For this reason, the proteins in yoghurt are often called “predigested”
Yoghurt-Good for Young and Old Yoghurt is a valuable health food for both infants and elderly people. For children, it is a balanced source of protein, fats, carbohydrates, and minerals in a texture that kids love. For senior citizens, who usually have more sensitive colons or whose intestines have run out of lactose, yoghurt is also a valuable food. Different studies have shown that elderly intestines have declining levels of bifidus bacteria, which allow the growth of toxin-producing and perhaps, cancer-causing bacteria. So eating yoghurt every day can help both the elderly and the young maintain a healthier digestive tract.
Yoghurt is a all rounder Are all foods made with yoghurt equal? Not so. In fact, the yoghurt used to coat nibble foods such as raisins, nuts, and fruit bits is often so highly sugared that you’re really eating more sugar than yoghurt.
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- Three servings of milk or yoghurt protects bones (telegraph.co.uk)