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Yoghurt – The Wonder Food

Yoghurt is my Wonder Food. Yoghurt can be used in many dishes / beverages, it is so versatile that I always have a big tub of yoghurt in fridge.

The most outstanding benefit yoghurt comes from the unique way yoghurt is made. Yoghurt is simply milk that is cultured with active live cultures. These cultures are the key to many of yoghurt’s health benefits. Active live cultures are basically good bacteria that are necessary for the body to function at its best. These good bacteria prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that cause bacterial infections and diseases.

Healthy levels of good bacteria also promote digestive health and boost the immune system. Good bacteria prevent imbalances in the body’s yeast levels, which can prevent various types o yeast infections. It has been shown that good bacteria can also prevent urinary tract infections.  If you are taking antibiotics, they may destroy the good bacteria present in your body. Eating yoghurt regularly can help restore your good bacteria levels. Active live cultures actually reduce yoghurt’s level of lactose, making yoghurt a delicious dairy alternative for anyone who is lactose intolerant.

Yoghurt can be easily prepared at home. I was first introduced to yoghurt making by my yoga teacher Kasturi. She is of Indian descent, and yoghurt is part of their daily diet. Continue reading