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10 Incredible Benefits Of Yogurt For Beauty And Health

Yogurt is one of the most popular dairy products consumed all over the world. People of all ages enjoy it because of the delicious and various flavor as well as the nutritional values.It is made by the bacterial fermentation of milk. A cup of yogurt can provide about 49% of daily calcium and 38% of daily phosphorus. In addition, it is high in riboflavin, vitamin B12, B2, &B5, and protein. As a result, yogurt itself carries many health and beauty benefits.

Here are 10incredible benefits of yogurt for beauty and health.

SkinCare
Yogurt can replace many skin treatments. Instead of buying anexpensive facial mask, women often try yogurt face mask because it is cheaper whileoffering the same effects. Its lactic acid content, which is known as an alpha hydroxy acid, will wipe out the dead skin cells. This gentle process also helps the skin become natural glow and prevents acne and wrinkles as well.
Mask from yogurt is very easy to make, here is a simple recipe:
* A teaspoon of yogurt
* A teaspoon of honey
* A teaspoon of oats

Mix them all and apply it to the facial skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse the skin with clean water.

Weight Loss
In fact, almost dieticians and nutritionists who help you to manage your bodyweight, or reduce fat will recommend eating yogurt low in fat as a snack because low-fat yogurt can improve your gut health and digestion and help you to maintain an ideal weight. According to a random trial, overweight men who included a good amount of low-fat yogurt in their daily diet could reduce their waistline greatly and lose their body weight. Moreover, they gained less weight because eating yogurt makes them feel fuller longer.
Consuming 18 ounces a day will reduce the fat in belly and thighs. The amino acid in it has the function of burning fat; therefore, yogurt won’t add fat but decrease it. It is recommended that people eat yogurt during breakfast to prevent cravings for the whole day.

Vaginal Infection
Yogurt is a solution for the vaginal infection that has been an annoying problem of women for a long time. Since this disease is really common nowadays due to the impurities in food, a suitable amount of yogurt will cure the infection and discontinue it in the future. It works thanks to a type of bacteria that are called lactobacillus. The “good” bacteria normally live in the vaginal area, urinary tract, and digestive system without causing problems. Moreover, due to the cooling and soothing component, women who eat yogurt every day can avoid this problem.

According to a 2012 study, treating vaginal infections in pregnant women with a mixture of raw honey and yogurt is more effective than using an antifungal agent. Participants in the study used the mixture on their vaginal area. The rate of the clinical cure for the mixture was 87.8%, while the cure rate of the antifungal cream was 72.3%.

In a 2015 study, when comparing the effectiveness of using a yogurt and honey mixture to clotrimazole cream in treating vaginal infections, researchers also come to the same results as the above study.

Heart Diseases
Yogurt can boost the immune systems and support digestion. However, not everybody knows the fact that it can prevent heart diseases as well. Consuming 100 grams of yogurt every day can help people reduce the risk and stay away from heart diseases. Additionally, it declines the consumption of trans-fat to keep the heart healthy and even control the blood pressure. Moreover, consumption of yogurt daily also aids in reducing serum cholesterol concentration, which thushelps to reduce the risk of heart disease. In a point of fact, regular intake of yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 10%.

Besides, probiotic yogurt helps to reduce triglycerides, LDL cholesterol concentration, and total cholesterol levels. Therefore, it is safe for people with type II diabetes should add yogurt to their daily diet to control their cholesterol levels and decrease the chance of cardiovascular diseases.

Osteoporosis
As mentioned above, yogurt contains much of calcium and vitamin D which is good to prevent bone-relatedhealth problems, especially osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease appearing when the bone becomes weaker, it causes pain and damage to the bone, and the healing is not so comfortable. Yogurt plays a great role in fighting against this disease because the combination of vitamin D and calcium will help speed up the healing process and bring obvious skeletal effect. It is recommended to have yogurt every day to avoid osteoporosis.

Boost Immune System
In fact, recurrent gastrointestinal infections have a detrimental effect on your immune system. This is a more serious issue for people who are tested HIV positive. Bio yogurt helps improve overall health conditions. According to a clinical study, probiotics can prevent an infection in the gastrointestinal tracts in people with HIV and restore the barrier of their gut, and normalize the functions of their gut. This, then, has a positive effect on the human immune system. As you may know, the CD4 count (one measure of immune functions of HIV-positive people) increases in HIV-positive people when they eat yogurt with Lactobacillus rhamnosus daily.

Prevent Colorectal Cancer
The powerful probiotics including Lactobacillus and Streptococcus thermophilus in yogurt can help to prevent colorectal cancer. According to a study analyzing the effect of eating yogurt in preventing cancer, yogurt can aid in stimulating the immune system and preventing the onset of cancer. In fact, men showed higher positive results than women during the study. Therefore, doctors now suggest that you should add yogurt to your diet to keep colorectal cancer at bay.

Treat Asthma
The anti-inflammatory properties of yogurt help to reduce the symptoms of asthma. In fact, the probiotics in yogurt significantly decrease the risk of fatal asthma attacks. This reduces the symptoms such as a cough, shortness of breath, and chest congestion in asthma patients.

Improve Digestion
The active bacterial strains found in yogurt make it easy to digest. As you may know, the probiotics present in yogurt, a product of the lactic acid bacteria in it, help to relieve constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and infections caused by bacteria H. pylori, which results in stomach cancer.

Enhance Brain Function and Prevent Anemia
The rich content of probiotics in yogurt help to enhance mood and cognitive function. Also, it treats nervous disorders such as Parkinson’s, autism, and Alzheimer’s. Besides, it is rich in potassium, which is essential for maintaining the fluid balance in your the body and improving nerve health.

The Journal of Dairy Research shows that the protein content found in yogurt is higher than that in milk. Additionally, it is easier to digest than milk because of the breakdown of proteins by the fermenting bacteria.

Author

Emily Pham

This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience in searching for the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues.
 





 
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