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Want To Stay Healthy And Look Good Too? Say Yes To Yogurt
This probiotic food is a winner when it comes to promoting good health
Made from the bacterial fermentation of milk, yogurt has gained immense popularity across the world owing to increasing awareness about its many health benefits. Here’s a look at why it deserves a special place in your refrigerator and your everyday meals.
1. It is believed that one of the earliest documented references of yogurt and its health benefits were found in Indian Ayurvedic scripts, dating back to 6,000 BCE. One of the best healing foods, yogurt not only keeps you hydrated on a hot day but also boosts your energy levels and improves digestion. This immunity-boosting food is versatile, delicious and makes for a cooling meal accompaniment. Yogurt can be the perfect base for a low-calorie smoothie, a scrumptious creamy dip, or a healthy post-workout snack with fresh fruits.
2. That yogurt is a probiotic food which is great for your gut is a well-known fact but it may also play a role in controlling weight and protecting you from heart disease. Yogurt is a “nutrient-dense food that is a good source of dairy protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B-12, and other key fatty acids. In addition, it contains beneficial bacterial cultures, making it a potential source of probiotics,” says a 2017 paper on ‘Potential Health Benefits of Combining Yogurt and Fruits Based on Their Probiotic and Prebiotic Properties’ published in Advances in Nutrition, a peer-reviewed journal.
3. Rich in protein and B vitamins, yogurt is known to improve skin and hair health, which makes it a great ingredient for DIY beauty remedies. Whether applied plain or used as a base for face masks and scrubs, yogurt can exfoliate, hydrate, soothe and nourish your skin. Yogurt in a hair mask can reduce scalp inflammation and dandruff, nourish your hair and restore its moisture. Adding yogurt to your everyday beauty routine is the easiest and surest way of improving your skin and hair.