4 Surprising Health Benefits of Yogurt

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

yogurt health benefits

3. Yogurt keeps you smiling.

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Yogurt is great for your dental health, contributing to the strength of tooth enamel and the reduction of cavities. Additionally, studies indicate that yogurt is great for the prevention of bad breath. The same bacteria that turns milk into your favorite creamy breakfast treat can actually reduce the presence of hydrogen sulphide, the leading cause of bad breath, so long as you can commit to eating yogurt several times per week.

4. Daily serving of yogurt keeps colds away.

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We may not have a cure for the common cold yet, but getting in a daily serving of yogurt may set you up to experience fewer colds throughout the season. It all comes down to the probiotics. These beneficial bacteria have been shown to have remarkable powers where the immune system is concerned. Maintaining a healthy immune system is the best way to stop the common cold in its tracks.

What should you look for in a yogurt?

If you have been in the dairy aisle recently, you have already seen the enormous amount of yogurt available for you to purchase. Not all yogurts are created equal, however. When looking for a yogurt to add to your diet, look for a low-fat option that has the smallest number of ingredients possible. As a general rule, it is best to avoid artificially flavored yogurts.

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Have you experienced any of these surprising yogurt health benefits? How about any others that weren’t mentioned here? Tell us your favorite brand of yogurt in the comments!

sources:

  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/250513.php
  • http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Hypertension/34859
  • http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/09/20/Yogurt-may-reduce-high-blood-pressure/UPI-97991348120948/
  • http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20050318/yogurt-antidote-bad-breath
  • http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=79753
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000678.htm
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