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What's tasty, easy, and has lots of health benefits?
It's got powerful boosting protein and bone building calcium. In fact, the health benefits of yogurt are so impressive that many health-conscious people make it a daily habit.

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Here are four possible health benefits of having a Yogurt every day:
Benefit No. 1:
Yogurt may help prevent Osteoporosis – adequate nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and the micronutrients of greatest importance are calcium and Vitamin D.
Benefit No. 2:
Yogurt may reduce the risk of high blood pressure – the potassium in yogurt may help flush out excess sodium in your body.
Benefit No. 3:
Yogurt with active cultures may help certain gastrointestinal conditions – your body needs to have a healthy amount of "Good" Bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria.
Benefit No. 4:
Yogurt may help you feel fuller – the balance of carbohydrates and protein can keep your blood sugar levels steady.

What to consider when buying and eating yogurt Per 6 ounce serving:
Calories: 100 to 150
Fat: 3.5 or less (low fat or non-fat)
Saturated Fat: 2 grams or less
Protein: at least 8 to 10 grams
Sugar: 20 grams or less
Calcium: at least 20 percent of the daily value
Vitamin D: at least 20 percent of the daily value
Look for active cultures and probiotics, "live and active cultures."

Yogurt makes a perfect after workout snack. The protein provides the amino acids your muscles need to repair themselves, and the carbohydrates replace your muscle's energy stores.

Note: Greek yogurt has twice the protein content of regular yogurt. Yet, regular yogurt has three times as much calcium than Greek yogurt. Either way, both of these yogurts are a great way to indulge.

8 April 2011