Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The goodness of yogurt, we all know but let's revise : A quick read

Yogurt Everywhere

Pick any weight loss regime and you’ll find a recommendation for having yogurt/curd there. We all know that yogurt carries enormous benefits and is very good for the overall body. However, in this post, I want to highlight why yogurt should be part of our daily diet.

Most Indian cuisines serve raita, which is yogurt mixed with grated or finely diced vegetables. Whether  we are dining at any hotel or at in-house parties, raita has a special place and people do experiment with yogurt with putting unconventional vegetables/fruits to make unique raitas.  Lassi and chach are two very common yogurt based Indian drinks And who can forget the divine taste of Panchamrit which is an essential part of prasad in every Hindu pooja!!

Traditionally, it is believed that having yogurt with meals helps in digestion and strengthens the gut. Scientifically, raita is a way of introducing good bacteria into our gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
On an average 250mg of yogurt has 300mg of calcium, which is 30-40% of most people’s daily calcium needs. The same serving has 8-9g protein, about 10-15% of an average person’s daily protein needs. The protein from yogurt is complete and easy to digest. It is also a great source of B vitamins, phosphorus, and potassium (it has almost as much potassium as a banana).

A trick

Now the best part is, vegetable which most of the people hate like lauki (bottle gourd) or beetroot can be mixed in yogurt to make delicious raitas. Mixing sugary fruits with yogurt is a good way to balance their sweetness and tame our sweet cravings. It is the source of antioxidants and friendly bacterias to boost our immune system. Also, using hung curd (yogurt), a tasty sandwich spread can be made which can replace our very homely but fatty mayonnaise. 

So, add two cups of yogurt in your daily diet and give your body the much needed natural calcium. 


Did you know
Yogurt sets up an efficient little factory in the intestinal tract and manufactures B vitamins for us.

Other Benefits

  • Prevent Osteoporosis
  • Helps in High Blood Pressure
  • Settle hunger for a longer duration
  • Good for lactose intolerant people
  • Give benefits to skin and hair
  • low in calories  

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