LOADING

Type to search

health insider: 5 BODY-BOOSTING BENEFITS OF YOGURT

Nikki Yazxhi

YOGURT HAS POWER-BOOSTING PROTEIN AND BONE-BUILDING CALCIUM. IT CAN ALSO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND WARD OFF A COLD.
Here are 5 surprising benefits of eating yogurt daily, that you may not know…


5 surprising benefits of yogurt

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% more weight and 81% 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% 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% 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.

Tags

You Might also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *