Probiotic yogurt has tons of health benefits for the body.
I can’t possibly stress enough how important gut health is, in terms of overall body health. The gut and immune system are inextricably tied together, and the immune system is really the only thing protecting us from death on an every day basis.
For that reason, its important to make sure your digestive system is running smoothly, and probiotics are a great way to do that.
There are plenty of ways to get probiotics, from Kombucha to Greek yogurt, but the important part is to look for a yogurt with the term ‘live active cultures’ on the label, and less than 15-20 grams of sugar.
Here are five reasons to add probiotic yogurt to your diet today:
It’s rich in nutrients such as calcium for healthy teeth and bones, B vitamins and riboflavin to help combat heart disease, and phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium to help regulate blood pressure and metabolism.
Probiotics help with the digestive system, can help with symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and keep you regular.
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Since much of your immune system relies on the gut, probiotics can help strengthen your immunity and reduce inflammation.
Yogurt is high in protein, with as much as 12 grams of protein per 7 ounce serving. Not only does protein help build muscle, but it also supports a healthy metabolism, regulates hormones, and can keep you feeling full, longer to help promote weight loss.
Probiotic yogurt helps with bone health, and can protect against osteoporosis. Calcium, protein, potassium, and phosphorous help prevent the weakening of bones and osteoporosis, and all of these minerals are present in probiotic yogurt.