There is an ever growing list of ways that yogurt can contribute to a healthy diet and the really great news is that it tastes lovely too!
Ideal from early childhood to old age, a daily pot of your favourite yogurt can play an important role in a balanced and health promoting lifestyle.
- Yogurts are rich in calcium and vitamins, the building blocks for the formation of strong healthy teeth and bones. Adult bones are constantly reforming and yogurt can provide them with consistent quantities of the key nutrients needed to keep them strong. They can also protect against diseases such as osteoporosis.
- Calcium, potassium and magnesium - nutrients found in yogurt - can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of hypertension.
- Yogurt is an excellent source of protein which can help to nourish and sustain a growing body, it can also help to maintain and repair damaged body tissue.
- Scientists have found that intake of yogurt with active cultures can possibly aid digestion, ease diarrhoea, boost immunity and potentially fight infection . The active bacteria in yogurt can help people better tolerate milk and other foods that contain lactose.
Combined with its wonderful health benefits yogurt is delicious as a dessert, a snack or as an ingredient in other sweet and savoury dishes. The choice of flavours available offer variety and the knowledge that each spoonful can contribute to good overall health.