Yoghurt has been known to provide all the health benefits available in milk with an added advantage that it can be consumed by even those suffering from Lactose Intolerance, which makes consumption of milk a real pain!
We know that Yoghurt is a very good source of very good source of protein, calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin-vitamin B2, iodine, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid-vitamin B5, zinc, potassium and molybdenum. What we do not know is that it can provide much more. It consists of Probiotic Bacteria(Good bacteria), Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei. These Probiotics have prophylactic and therapeutic benefits in GI disorders like Diarrhoea, Lactose Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory bowel diseases, etc.
Yoghurt is also useful for those trying to lose weight and for keeping the weight under control. With its combination of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fat it can stave off hunger by keeping blood sugar levels steady. Yoghurt is also known to help the body in production of Testosterone. It is included among the top ten foods that boost the production of Testosterone in our body.
Yoghurt also helps in preventing Yeast infections in women. Yoghurt may also delay the progression of Type II Diabetes, and research is going on in this regards, which has shown encouraging results. Research studies have shown that increased yogurt consumption, particularly in immuno-compromised populations such as the elderly, may enhance the immune response, which would in turn increase resistance to immune-related diseases. So do not forget to make Yoghurt an integral part of your Diet plan!
Ayurvedic way of preparing your Yoghurt: Take cow’s milk in a silver container, add 3-4 Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves to it and keep it overnight-the yoghurt that you get will offer excellent immune boosting properties.