The scoop on yoghurt
YOGHURT is a great food to help boost health. Not only does it help your intake of probiotics - the "good bacteria" living in your gut - but it also has other health benefits.
Here are a few:
Yoghurt is a rich source of calcium and it contributes to colon health. It's one of the easiest forms of food to eat to increase your intake of probiotics, which help build up the immune system and stave off everything from colds to yeast infections and flatulence.
Yoghurt is a good source of protein. Plain yoghurt contains 10g-14g of protein per 226g, which amounts to 20 per cent of the daily protein requirement for most people.
Yoghurt is easier to digest than milk. Many people who are lactose intolerant, for instance, can enjoy yogurt because the culturing process makes yogurt more digestible than milk.
Yogurt contributes to colon health, and even lowers the risk of colon cancer.
Information from www.askdrsears.com