Yogurt: a great Support for your Immune System

Yogurt: a great Support for your Immune System

Yogurt is one of the functional foods well known by all for its benefits on our intestinal flora and immune system.

Yogurt is a food well known for its properties or benefits on our intestinal flora, its rich flavour and for providing a large amount of calcium to our bones. Besides being healthy, it is very inexpensive and there are many ways to add it to the diet since it can be eaten alone, in desserts, salads, etc.

In natural medicine it is known that if our intestines are healthy, the whole body will be. And yogurt is one of the most favourable and beneficial foods to achieve a perfect balance in our intestinal flora.

Nutritional information for yogurt

  • Contains an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus which are the most important minerals to maintain our bones healthy.
  • Keep in mind that there is a greater amount of these minerals in yogurt than in milk. This is because the microorganisms that ferment the milk to turn it into yogurt, in addition to making it more digestive and tolerable, also increase the amount of some minerals.
  • Contains vitamin A and B complex vitamins; moreover, only provides 150 calories per 250 mg serving.
  • At the same time, the proportion of cholesterol in milk is also decreased.
  • For every 100g of yogurt we benefit from 180mg of Calcium, 17mg of Magnesium, 240mg of Potassium and 7140mg of Phosphorus.

Yogurt benefits

Some of the most interesting properties provided by yogurt:

Improves, restores and heals our intestinal flora

Yogurt is considered an essential food for health, because it is a product of the probiotics group, which contain several colonies of live microorganisms that positively influence our intestinal flora.

Yogurt contains lactobacilli that are responsible for the renewal of our intestinal flora, they help eliminate gas and reduce annoying abdominal bloating. Its microorganisms quickly colonise the intestine’s flora, stimulate defenses and form a natural barrier against harmful bacteria.

Yogurt with oats

Benefits our immune system

The lactic acid bacteria in yogurt help to stimulate the body’s defenses, and therefore it becomes a great against common colds and other viral infections. Several recent scientific investigations indicate that yogurt exerts an action on the intestinal flora improving the functioning of peristalsis of the intestines.

This is very beneficial to avoid constipation and control diarrhea, and thereby favor the elimination of waste from the digestive process reducing the incidence of colon cancer.

Helps recovering patients

After abdominal surgery, yogurt can speed up recovery and improve the action of the treatment, since yogurt contributes to a healthy digestive system.

Yogurt with fruit and oats

Prevents osteoporosis

As we have mentioned, yogurt is a great source of calcium, sufficient to prevent the appearance of osteoporosis and other bone problems.

Yogurt with fruit

It represents a great nutritional support for some diseases

It helps in cases of some diseases such as anorexia and bulimia since it provides a high percentage of calcium and other minerals, high-quality proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates in addition to restoring the body’s defenses. Helps coeliacs to maintain healthy intestinal flora and better absorb nutrients from food, prevents malnutrition and anemia.

It is also a very beneficial food for alcoholics, drug addicts or people who have taken many medications.

Yogurt skin care

Takes care of our skin

Yogurt is also used for skin care. By keeping the intestines clean, they absorb and eliminate nutrients more efficiently, which is immediately reflected in the health of the skin. In external applications it acts as a disinfectant and refreshing. It is very good for a wide range of skin problems or simply to show off more beautiful and attractive skin.

Add Muesli and fresh fruit to your yogurt

Muesli, fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt

Another option very similar to the previous one, only we changed the oat flakes for muesli and the semi-skimmed milk for a low-fat yogurt. The fruit added to the muesli provides vitamins and the low-fat yoghurt provides calcium, protein and is low in fat, making it a healthier way to start the day. Muesli is a good source of fibre, which, as well as improving your intestinal transit, can make you feel fuller for longer.

Recipe Tips: Muesli, fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 minute
  • Portion size: 1 Bowl
  • Number of servings: 1
  • Cooking style: Mediterranean

Ingredients

  • 50g muesli
  • 125g natural yogurt
  • 1 chopped strawberry
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories:345kcal
Fat:10,8g
of which saturates:3,3g
Carbohydrates:54,2g
of which sugars:24,7g
Fiber:5g
Proteins:7,8g
Salt:0,2g

How to make: Muesli, fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Our recipe is now ready.

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