Yogurt is an excellent source of:
- Live and active cultures
- Complete Protein
- B 2 and 12
Yogurts many benefits come from two things, prebiotics and probiotics. Probiotics are living bacteria that have health benefits while prebiotics feed the probiotics. Prebiotics help the body absorb calcium.
It is important that your yogurt states it has 'live active cultures' or it will not contain pre- and pro- biotics.
yogurts can help the body reduce it's cancer risk. The probiotics have been seen to stimulate the immune system, as well as neutralize mutagens that cause cancer.
Yogurt is acutally ok to eat by the lactose intolerant because the probiotics in yougurt have already digested the lactose. There is also evidence that yogurt can help to relieve eczema and milk allergies.
I personally love yogurt, I have it every day for lunch! But here are some ways to cook with yogurt: Waldorf Chicken Salad, Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Spinach, Very Berry Frozen Yogurt, Tzatziki with Chickpea Patties, Chicken Tikka Masala, Burmese Yogurt Baked Chicken