Yogurt

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Fast facts about yogurt by Medical News Today

Greek yogurt is full of iodine. Iodine increases thyroid activity & metabolism promoting weight loss.

  • Yogurt is made by fermenting milk wth a yogurt culture.
  • Varieties include Kefir and Greek.
  • Coconut and Almond yogurts are dairy free.
  • Osteoporosis preventionHealth benefits can include promoting strong bones and bone health, including calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus and, sometimes, vitamin D.
  • Gut Health  – Some yogurts contain active, living bacteria known as probiotics, which can help keep the intestines healthy. Yogurt products that go through heat treatment have no active bacteria, reducing the health benefits.
  • High Protein – Yogurt is a healthy source of protein. Impressive amount of protein, with about 12 grams per 7 ounces. Greek yogurt, which is a very thick variety that has been strained. It is higher in protein than regular yogurt, providing 22 grams per 7 ounce.
  • Iodine Rich – Greek yogurt is high in iodine.
  • B12 and Calcium – Yogurts contain calcium, vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, potassium, and magnesium. Yogurt may be enriched with Vitamin D.

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