Rich in calcium
The BIO white yogurt has high calcium content with guaranteed sustainable absorption. For example, one cup of BIO yogurt provides the nutrients our body needs to build, maintain and strengthen the bones.
Moreover, studies show that eating at least three low-fat dairy products per day may reduce the risk of bone disease and fractures. White low-fat yogurt can definitely be one of these products consumed on a daily basis.
Health overflowing with proteins
One cup of yogurt contains between 5-9 grams of complete protein that provides our body with all the necessary amino acids. Our body produces most amino acids except for nine that must be obtained from the food we eat. A complete protein contains all the essential amino acids.
Good for the figure as well
A significant benefit of yogurt lies in the fact that it contains very small amounts of fat on the one hand, and protein that contributes to a sense of satiety on the other hand. Yogurt is clearly a healthy, tasty and non-fattening food that still creates a sense of satiety, so that even those who watch their weight can enjoy it.
Eating yogurt daily will provide our body with various important nutrients, including a variety of essential vitamins and minerals.
Natural reinforcement when taking antibiotics
When we are treated with antibiotics, good bacteria that safeguard our body are damaged. Eating yogurt is one of the best and healthiest ways to restore the damaged bacterial population in our body and thus strengthen our immune system.
Yogurt contains Bifidos and Acidophilus bacteria. These bacteria reach our intestines where they stay and multiply. When these bacteria reach the desired quantity, they improve our health, help us digest food and assist the absorption of vitamins and minerals in our body.
Lactose intolerant? We have a surprise for you
The lack of lactase (an enzyme that breaks lactose, milk sugar) varies from one person to another. Therefore, one of the recommendations for lactose-intolerant people is to choose dairy products that contain less lactose. For example, yogurt, low-lactose milk, cottage, hard cheese and ripened cheese. Since the bacteria in yogurt break down the lactose, some people can enjoy this healthy gift to the body – yogurt.
Digestive system friendly
Most of the foods we consume contain bacteria, viruses and toxins. But not to worry: our digestive system protects the body and prevents bacteria from entering the bloodstream.
The use of antibiotics, treatment in various medications, hormonal changes, mental stress and western dietary habits – all may potentially damage the good bacteria population and thus break its ecological balance. This is where yogurt enters the picture- one cup of yogurt keeps the balance of friendly bacteria in the body and encourages their growth.
Where and When Should We Make Room for Yogurt on the Table
Much has been said about yogurt – a delicious food with smooth, creamy texture, known for its health properties. Some people eat yogurt in the morning, between meals or at the end of the day, and for a good reason – yogurt integrates wonderfully in our daily menu throughout the day.
Starting the Day
Breakfast has rightly received the honorary title “the most important meal of the day”. Eating breakfast regularly is positively associated with children’s health and better achievement at school. Eating in the morning improves concentration and cognitive faculties (memory in particular), increasing the ability to deal with study materials.
In order to make breakfast more versatile and nutritious, we have many delicious and nutritious ways to combine yogurt at the start of the day. Muesli lovers can add to their yogurt cup granola and freshly-cut fruit: apples, pears, banana, strawberries, some nuts or almonds, and a drop of honey or date syrup. This way they benefit from the nutritional values of both yogurt and fruits.
An Energy Boost in Midmorning and Midafternoon Meals
It is the interim meal that provide energy to our body. Eating every 3-4 hours during the day helps keep our concentration and alertness levels through a continuous supply of vital energy to the brain. One of the best ways to pre-prepare a nutritious and healthy interim meal is to stock up on healthy flavored yogurts, sandwiches, vegetables and fruits.
You’re back home, the day is almost over and you want to prepare a light nutritious supper? Yogurt is a great product to include in dairy suppers, whether eaten with a spoon, added to pies and savory pastries, or mixed with eggs (scrambled eggs, pancakes). Yogurt can easily be made into a dip, too: Just add some seasoning and it instantly becomes another great variety option, which can be dipped with vegetables, pretzels, whole-wheat salted crackers, and more.
Meals for the Physically-Fit
It is highly recommended to include physical activity during the week as part of a healthy lifestyle, and you are advised to make sure you eat the right meals before and after each workout session. The combination of carbohydrates and quality protein makes yogurt the preferred and recommended meal after a workout.
It is worth remembering that the meal which precedes your workout is just as important – it is recommended to eat a light meal that contains proteins and carbohydrates before you exercise, in order to provide the body with energy and “building blocks” for muscle tissues. Yoghurt combined with fruits, for example, can provide the energy and protein intake required before starting such an activity.
Diverse Range with Healthy Extras
Since it is recommended to make room for yogurt on the table at every meal, you can diversify and add different nutritional values and flavors to it each time. This can be done in many ways; for example, with extras such as ground flax, oats, whole-grain cereal, granola, walnuts or chopped almonds, and freshly-cut fruit.
Those who want to add a touch of sweetness to yogurt can do so with a teaspoon of jam, honey, two grated chocolate cubes or a crumbled whole-wheat biscuit.