Yogurt is popularly known as ‘dahi’ in Hindi language and is available in various flavors. It can be eaten raw with added sugar and salt as per the taste.
Yogurt Helps in giving many Benefits to the Body
There are many types of yogurt available in the market these days that ranges from various flavors to low fat and high fat. Yogurt can be prepared at home as well with the help of warm milk in a vessel with a bit of yogurt added to it.
Yogurt is good for the Digestive System and is Rich in Calcium
Yogurt is very good for body’s digestive system. Those who cannot digest milk can eat yogurt as it is also the rich source of calcium and gives strength to the bones.
Let’s take a look at some more benefits of yogurt on our body.
Benefit#1: Helps in weight loss and builds muscles
Yogurt is a great supplement both for reducing weight and building up muscle to get those curves, as it is high in protein and low in fat. For weight loss diet, go for low fat or no sugar yogurt. You do not have to sweat out more in gym for hours for those bulging muscles. Yogurt will work wonders for you.
Benefit#2: Improves Digestion
The nutrients that are present in the curd helps in improving the digestion in the body. Eating curd before the consuming anything helps in absorbing the nutrients in a better way and digests it properly. Studies have proved that yogurt improves many stomach infections.
Benefit#3: Rich in Calcium
Yogurt is the richest source of calcium and it strengthens the bones and is good for their development as well. Daily consumption of yogurt is very beneficial for the functioning of our body. It provides rich calcium to our body and is good for those who can’t have milk due to some allergic reactions.
Benefit#4: Healthy intestines
Yogurt is probiotic in nature which builds up good bacteria in the gut area. This helps in moving out the toxins from the body and helps in digestion too. This also helps in giving healthy digestive system. Yogurt is rich in lactase which helps in giving a good health to the intestines.
Benefit#5: It keeps Bones and Teeth Strong
Yogurt has high level of calcium which helps in keeping the bones and teeth stronger. It also has phosphorus which along with calcium helps in the growth of the bones. It has been proved that the daily consumption of curd prevents diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.
Benefit#6: It keeps Away Stress
Stress and depression should be cured in a natural way to get rid of it. Adding yogurt in your diet will help in curbing the stress and depression. Curd helps in lowering the stress in a natural way. It also lowers down the brain’s anxiety and relaxes the mind which controls the emotions.
Benefit#7: Lowers Cholesterol
As per the research, it has been observed that yogurt helps in lowering down the cholesterol levels in the body which keeps the healthy heart. Yogurt has good bacteria in it which flushes out all the toxins from the body and builds up good cholesterol in return. Yogurt also has the quality to bind the bile acids which gives low cholesterol and healthy heart.
Benefit#8: Good for Colon Health
Yogurt keeps up with the health of your colon in two ways, one being that it has good bacteria which takes care of your gut and it also lowers the risk of colon cancer.
Yogurt helps in absorption of minerals in the body and those who consume yogurt in good quantity will have a healthy old age. It gives relief from many stomach disorders.
Benefit#9: Boosts the Immunity
There is presence of good bacteria in curd, so any person who consumes it daily will have strong immune system and a better health as well. Daily consumption of yogurt helps in preventing the occurrence of vaginal yeast infection.
Benefit#10: Cures yeast infections
It has been proved that the daily consumption of yogurt helps in reducing the yeast build up in vagina and also reduces the yeast infections in women. Yogurt has active cultures that helps in reducing the amount of yeast in the body.
Benefit#11: It cures dandruff
Dandruff is not more than a fungal infection and to cure it yogurt can do wonders. Yogurt has lactic acid I it and has anti-fungal properties as well. Just apply some curd on your scalp for an hour and wash it off with plain water and mild shampoo.
Benefit#12: Can’t have milk, have yogurt
Some people can’t digest milk in a proper way and they can have stomach disorder after consuming milk. So they might lack in calcium. Yogurt is highly rich in calcium and has same qualities as milk. They can easily digest curd and improve the digestive system.
So yogurt can be a best alternative for milk and also for good digestive system.
Benefit#13: Healthy skin
Yogurt has various minerals that are vitamin E, zinc and phosphorus which helps in improving the texture and complexion of the skin by giving it a radiant look. Just mix some gram flour, with 1 tsp curd and lemon juice and apply this pack on your face. Let it remain on your face for 15 minutes and wash off with plain water. You will have a soft and glowing skin.
Benefit#14: Improves Sexual Health
For those men who suffer from impotency or lower sexual drive will have an improved sexual life by introducing yogurt in their daily diet. Yogurt when consumed daily with sugar mixed in it acts as an aphrodisiac food which will improve the sexual health of a person.
Yogurt is rich source of calcium and is a good substitute of milk
Mrs. Divya Sharma is an avid writer with a vast experience of almost 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with Diploma course in Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager with Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to give her best every time she writes on any given topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained immense knowledge by writing and researching a lot in this field.