Research proves that yogurt is not just a diet food. Evidence is growing that it is packed with microscopic warriors – beneficial bacteria that are a must for good health.
The National Institute of Nutrition states a cup of yogurt (250 mg) contains 370 mg of calcium. This is 30 – 40 % of most adults’ daily needs. As well, at eight grams of protein per cup, yogurt meets 20 – 25 % of the average daily needs of an adult and is a good source of the B vitamins. And, a cup of yogurt contains 250 mg of potassium – almost as much as a banana does.
Yogurt sets up an efficient little factory in the intestinal tract and manufactures B vitamins for you and also provides lactic acid, which aids protein, calcium and iron assimilation.
For those on a low calorie diet, yogurt is a great food in any case. It is easily available anywhere, is a snack that tastes great at any time of the day; it is low in calories and can be sufficiently filling when eaten combined with a high-fiber vegetable or fruit.
Yogurt may just be the perfect food.