Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SuperFood: Yogurt!

Today's featured SuperFood is: Yogurt!

Yogurt is an excellent source of:

  • Live and active cultures
  • Complete Protein
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • 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


  1. I love yogurt too. I get the Activa or Fiberone because it also helps with digestive system.

  2. scroll down and you'll see i said every day for the month of april i'll feature a superfood. if you'd like to talk to me further, please email me and don't leave anonymous comments on my blog. if you don't like reading about superfoods, don't read my blog!

  3. Yogurt rocks! Hooray for the only dairy product on the planet that doesn't destroy my digestive system!

  4. Although I don't know exactly what the other Anonymous people said, I have to agree with the boring comment. These Superfoods are helpful and informative, but I think there's too many posts. Do we really need it for a whole month? I think people in this challenge struggle with alot more basic weight loss issues that choosing the right SUPERFOODS.

  5. Thank you for the great post about superfood. Adding something to it, thought to mention about aronia berry. Even though aronia berry isn't still popular as a superfruit, it contains Polyphenols, Anthocyanins, Quinic Acid, lots of important Vitamins, lots of important Minerals, and Flavonols.