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The 7 Health Benefits Of Yogurt

Published By: Dr. Jeffrey Mark
Date: February 07, 2017

If you love the flavor of yogurt, you'll be happy to know that it also provides many health benefits for your body.

Yogurt is a fermented food that's made by combining milk with healthy bacteria.

However, it's important to note that yogurt may not be suitable for everyone, especially individuals with severe dairy allergies or lactose intolerance.

In such cases, lactose-free or non-dairy yogurt alternatives can be considered to enjoy the benefits of probiotics without digestive discomfort.

Better Immunity

Better Immunity

One of the greatest benefits of eating yogurt is an improved immune system. If you struggle with catching coughs and colds you'll find that adding yogurt to your daily routine allows you to have better health.

Gut Health

Gut Health

Yogurt is renowned for its positive impact on gut health as it contains live and active cultures, primarily probiotic bacteria.

These beneficial microorganisms promote a balanced gut microbiome, which is crucial for digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall well-being.

Regular consumption of yogurt can contribute to improved gut health, potentially reducing digestive issues and enhancing the body's immune response.

Fewer Yeast Infections

The healthy bacteria in yogurt help to fight excess yeast in your body. This can reduce the number of yeast infections you experience. For women who are prone to vaginal infection eating yogurt daily can get relief.

Digestive Regularity

Eating yogurt provides your body with healthy bacteria that work to keep digestion regular. It can help you to have fewer problems with both constipation and diarrhea. You can check out some of the reasons behind diarrhea to clear the air.

Also, you can take a look at the Best Yogurt for Probiotics we discussed a few days earlier.

Food Allergies

Some research suggests that by eating more yogurt with bacteria you can reduce your risk of problems from food allergies. You can both prevent problems and possibly treat food allergies with this approach.

Asthma Prevention

There is evidence that consuming the healthy bacteria found in yogurt will help your lung tissue stay healthier. Specifically, it can stimulate the production of interleukin cells which decreases your risk of asthma inflammation.

Reducing Inflammation

reduce Inflammation

Many of the diseases people experience are related to inflammation including diabetes, Crohn's disease, cancer, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Yogurt's probiotic bacteria can help to reduce inflammation in the body and reduce your risk of these illnesses or reduce their effects.

Weight gain is also related to inflammation and by eating yogurt you can support weight loss efforts in a natural way.

There are many different types of yogurt. Some are dairy while others are nondairy. You may also notice that there's a difference between regular yogurt and Greek yogurt.

In the end, all of these yogurts have the same benefits as long as they contain healthy, live bacteria cultures.

Greek yogurt is simply dairy yogurt that has been strained. If you have problems digesting dairy you can consider coconut milk yogurt or soy yogurt. In addition, it's also best to look for organic products that are free from toxins.

Dr. Jeffrey Mark
With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Mark is a leading expert in holistic gut health. His integrative approach combines conventional medicine, functional and regenerative medicine, and advanced therapies to heal the gut and transform patient health. Holding 5 board certifications, Dr. Mark offers the comprehensive expertise of five medical specialists during each patient visit. He is dedicated to optimizing wellbeing by addressing the gut-related root causes of chronic health issues.
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