May 10, 2010

Benefits of Yogurt

No matter how much I proclaim it's benefits, my husband will not let even a small taste of yogurt past his lips.

Even with all the varieties and flavors available, he just can't bring himself to eat those live bacteria or "worms" as he puts it.

Since we are filled with tons of bacteria on the outside and the inside, I figure adding a few more good ones to help out the ones on the inside has got to be a good thing.

Several other reasons to eat this "health food":

The calcium and vitamin D in the milk that is used to make yogurt is good for strong bones and will help prevent osteoporosis.

It may help to reduce high blood pressure as some studies have found with certain dairy products.

The proteins in the yogurt make you feel fuller quicker and longer, which makes it a great for a healthy snack.

The live cultures stay in the gut and help prevent a variety of ailments such as constipation, lactose intolerance, and colon cancer.

They also enhance the body's immune system to ward off infections.

Some pretty strong reasons to make yogurt a part of a healthy diet.

It lasts for a while in the refrigerator, so stocking up when it is on sale is a wise thing for your pocket and your innards.

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