7 Health Benefits of Taking Yogurts


Yogurts is a dairy product made by fermenting milk with a yogurt culture. It provides protein and calcium, and it may enhance healthy gut bacteria.

Health benefits range from protecting against osteoporosis to relieving irritable bowel disease and aiding digestion, but these depend on the type of yogurt consumed.

1. Supports Healthy Digestion
Healthy bacteria that are added to yogurt help to improve the microflora in the gut, which is responsible for digestion and a healthy digestive tract. These active cultures may help with certain gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer, IBS, constipation, diarrhea and lactose intolerance.  Many individuals that struggle with lactose intolerance find that yogurt is a soothing food, not one that causes digestive distress.

2. Lowers the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
In a recent study, higher intake of probiotic yogurt is directly associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Yogurt supports digestion and the absorption of nutrients throughout the digestive tract; this is essential for healthy blood sugar regulation. In this case, non sweetened is recommended. 

3. Increases Bone Density & May Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Adequate nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and the micronutrients of the greatest importance are calcium and vitamin D. The combination of calcium and vitamin D has a clear skeletal benefit, provided the dose of vitamin D is sufficiently high.” Dairy yogurts are high in calcium, and many dairy yogurts are fortified with vitamin D, however raw cow’s milk yogurt doesn’t need fortification as it contains 38IU per quart!

4. Boosts the Immune System
In a recent study, researchers found that probiotics found in yogurt and other fermented milk products can improve the gut mucosal immune system by increasing cytokine producing cells in the intestine. Researchers stated that “Supplementation of probiotic organisms in infancy could help prevent immune-mediated diseases in childhood.”  .

5. Reduces High Blood Pressure
Yogurt has over 600 milligrams of potassium per eight ounces! In 36 clinical trials and 17 studies, potassium intake and blood pressure reduction are evident. The potassium is believed to help decrease sodium reabsorption, while influencing nervous system cell function important in lowering blood pressure and improving heart health. A study from Harvard School of Public Health led by Alvaro Alonso, MD, Ph.D, found that people that eat two to three servings (or more) per day of low-fat dairy experience a 50 percent reduction in the risk of developing high blood pressure. So, if you have high blood pressure, start eating yogurt, and if you want to keep a healthy blood pressure, eat yogurt.

6. Beneficial to the female genital microflora 

Regular taking of non sugary yogurts can aids in the proliferation and thriving well of beneficial microbes to the female genitals, organisms such as Lactobacilli which colonies the vagina thrives well with this probiotics, thereby preventing the vag* area from unnecessary germs and vag* diseases.

7. May Swing Moods & Increase female Sexual Libido. 
The female genitals is colonised with some bacteria that serves as normal microflora to the vagina. Due to the live bacteria present in some yogurts, probiotic has been helpful in increasing some women libido when ingested. Women who has low sex drive or low libido may go for an healthy yogurt to eat, yogurts may serves as precursor for female wetness before any normal s3xual coitus. 

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