Yoghurt is delicious sweet or savory, and a perfect meal any time from breakfast through to that late night snack. Packed with some impressive health benefits, there are plenty of reasons to put delicious and versatile yoghurt on the menu every day.
The dairy product offers the combination of a good dose of protein with several other nutrients such as calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium and magnesium. Many brands include added vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium.
Many yoghurt varieties contain probiotics – friendly bacteria that is naturally present in the digestive system. Studies have shown that these can boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.
Blood Sugar Balance
Research has shown that yoghurt, with its slow absorption rate, can balance your blood sugars and can also act as an antidote while you are using antibiotics helping support your system if you are on a course of medication.
There are so many ways to incorporate yoghurt into your diet.
Try a fibre rich breakfast of yoghurt with fresh fruit such as bananas, oranges, apples or berries and crunchy, nutty muesli.
Create a fresh tzaziki dip with cucumbers and garlic – perfect with lamb or steak or over a salad. Substitute cream with low fat plain yoghurt for any sauce or accompaniment to a spicy savory dish.
Top pancakes or waffles with yoghurt or just add a spoon or two to a refreshing smoothie and enjoy!