Low Fat Yogurt – SuperFood – Overview

Remember the ads that featured those elderly people from the Caucasus mountain region of the Soviet Union who ascribed their extreme longevity to yogurt? Some lied about their age to avoid conscription in the Soviet army. Many others simply realized that the older they claimed they were, the more excited their visitors became. Before you knew it, everyone in the neighborhood was nearly 120 years old—thanks to yogurt.

Those ads were created at a time when it was assumed that no one would eat yogurt if it didn’t promise something remarkable. Times have changed. Today, we eat yogurt simply because we like it. But many of us have forgotten about the health benefits of low fat yogurt, which were undiscovered or at least unproven in the days of those ads. And, because it now comes in so many varieties and types—from frozen dessert bars to squeeze tubes of flavored yogurt—there are some facts that we need to know to reap the benefits of this extraordinary SuperFood.

For example, a single 1-cup serving of yogurt supplies 414 milligrams of calcium, while providing live active cultures of probiotics.
Here are some other benefits of this SuperFood:
  • Improves Workout Recovery
  • May Prevent High Blood Pressure
  • Promotes Stronger Bones
  • Supports Healthy Digestion
Wondering about the nutrients in low fat yogurt? Here’s a small sample:
  • B12
  • B2
  • Calcium
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid
  • Live Active Cultures
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Protein, Zinc

As a creamy snack, delicious dessert, breakfast food or topping substitute for mayonnaise or sour cream, yogurt is a dream food that should be worked into everyone’s diet.

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