Probiotics have also been classified as an anti-inflammatory, meaning that it can help with several health conditions, including viral infections and problems with the digestive system.
If you’re like me, it seems like you almost always have a cold or the sniffles, but yogurt has been shown to improve the incidence, duration and severity of the common cold …(this alone is enough for me to add yogurt to my diet on a regular basis)…
There are three nutrients found in yogurt that positivecly affect your immune system.
These are probiotics, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and vitamin D.
Be sure to look for yogurt that has been “enriched” with vitamin D whenever you’re shopping for yogurt because consuming a higher level of Vitamin D improves your immunity system even more.
It has been shown that consuming at least three servings of dairy foods, such as yogurt per day helps preserve bone mass and strength.
Yogurt contains, 400 IU of Vitamin D…an adequate intake of vitamin D for most individuals.
Look for brands of yogurt that are Vitamin D enriched.
Other nutrients found in yogurt that are beneficial for bone health include protein, potassium, and phosphorus.
Eating yogurt has been shown to help you manage your weight, maintain a good body fat percentage, and encourages you to eat better overall.
Not only that, this protein works along with the calcium found in yogurt to increase levels of appetite-reducing hormones—such as peptide YY and GLP.