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5 surprising benefits of yogurt


Here are 5 surprising benefit of eating yogurt daily, that you may not know…

1. Yogurt can give you flat abs. Eat 5 grams a day and you can drop a jeans size. People who ate that much — in conjunction with cutting their total kilojoules — lost 22 percent more weight and 81 percent more belly fat than dieters who skipped the snack, according to research in the US. They also retained one-third more lean muscle mass, which can help you maintain weight loss. Fat around your waist produces the hormone cortisol, which tells your body to accumulate even more belly flab – when you eat yogurt, the calcium signals your fat cells to pump out less cortisol, making it easier for you to drop kilos, while the amino acids help burn fat.
2. Yogurt is loaded with vitamins. One serving is a significant source of potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, and vitamin B5 {pantothenic acid}. Yogurt also contains B12, which maintains red blood cells and helps keep your nervous system functioning properly.
3. A cup of yogurt a day can help you recover faster after a workout. With the right ratio of protein to carbohydrates, yogurt, particularly high-protein Greek yogurt, makes an excellent post-sweat-session snack. The perfect time to grab a container is within 60 minutes of exercise – the protein provides the amino acids your muscles need to repair themselves and the carbohydrates replace your muscles’ energy stores, which are depleted after a hard workout. It’s a bonus if you drink a bottle of water along with it: The protein in yogurt may also help increase the amount of water absorbed by the intestines, improving hydration.
4. Yogurt may prevent high blood pressure. Every day 70 percent of us consume more than twice the recommended amount of salt; over time that can lead to hypertension and kidney and heart disease. The potassium in yogurt may help flush some of the excess sodium out of your body. In fact, adults in a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition who ate the most low-fat dairy — two or more servings daily — were 54 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate the least.
5. A daily serving of yogurt keeps colds away. Eat yogurt each day and you may find yourself sniffle-free in the months ahead, according to a study in Vienna. Women eating this amount had much stronger and more active T cells, which battle illness and infection, than they did before they started consuming it. The healthy bacteria in yogurt help send signals to the immune-boosting cells in your body to power up and fight off harmful bugs. Allergy sufferers, who typically have low levels of certain T cells, may also find relief by adding yogurt to their diets. In a study in the Journal of Nutrition, people who ate seven ounces a day had fewer symptoms than those who opted for none at all.
You know we’re a fan of homemade yogurt which has the added benefits including less artificial ingredients, additives and stabilisers, which are often found in store-bought yogurt, and you know we’re HUGE fans of Easiyo… well here’s their very-latest, very-cutest new addition…
EasiYo mini maker lifestyleEasiYo yogurt is delicious, nutritious, vegetarian and gluten free, so-easy to make – and they’ve just extended their line-up of yogurt makers with the release of their new super-cute mini yogurt maker. Featuring a retro apple green finish, the cute/convenient 500 gram size means you can now enjoy the goodness of fresh, homemade yogurt in a new smaller sized tub.
This little EasiYo addtion makes yogurt that is thick, creamy and delicious, just like it’s bigger Classic counterpart. The secret is in its ability to keep the fermentation process consistent. To enhance this process and maintain the right temperature during the developing phase, a layer of New Zealand wool has been inserted within the walls of the mini yogurt maker, helping to ensure a consistent yogurt each time.
You simply mix an EasiYo yogurt sachet with water, shake, then pour boiling water into the maker, up to the fill line, insert the jar in the maker, and wake up to a mini 500 gram pot of the freshest, tastiest yogurt – made by you. EasiYo mini yogurt maker is RRP $17.99 and EasiYo 3 x 500g yogurt sachets from RRP $7.99
CLICK HERE to buy your EasiYo Yogurt maker online or find a stockist close to you
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