I've just realized after posting my second "Health in a Quickie post, I've tried several yogurt stations already. And why not, I grew up with it and I am now training my kids get accustomed with it. Yogurt is not just a delicious snack with fruits on the bottom after all, it has great health benefits. Being an excellent source of protein, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin B 12. It contains more calcium and protein because of the added cultures in the yogurt, compared to milk, .
Yogurt must contain active and living cultures to be yogurt. Cultures are composed of unique living microorganisms which are responsible for many of the health and nutritional benefits of yogurt. Some of the health benefits of yogurt are"
It improves natural defense, it contains a good amount of phosphorus and 88% water. People with a risk of osteoporosis should eat at least one serving of yogurt per day.
It has also been claimed that yogurt may protect against some types of cancer but more investigations have to be carried out.
There are three types of yogurt: regular(whole milk), low-fat and skim. Low-fat and skim yogurt are good for people who are on a cholesterol lowering diet or just simply watching their weights. These types of yogurt does not raise blood cholesterol levels.
Some people have trouble digesting lactose, a carbohydrate in milk and milk products, because of the deficiency of enzyme lactase in the body. Live yogurt cultures produce lactase and break down the lactose. Yogurt is a healthy way to get the calcium the body needs, for the people who can not tolerate milk products.
And to show you how me and my kids raved about this yummy health-mimicking goodness, here are some of my posts about it.