Yogurt

Yogurt Healthy Benefits

Medical Benefits

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There are many health benefits of yogurt. Yogurt is thought of mainly as food, to build intestinal health, as a pro biotic, and pH balancer for the human GI tract. You can also rub it on your body. Yogurt does great wonders for the skin. When the skin is scoured the lactic acid in yogurt makes the skin moist and young. In addition, yogurt works very well for sunburn.

History of Yogurt

Yogurt has been around about four thousand years. The health benefits were probably not even realized. It’s possible yogurt was created by accident somewhere in Central Asia. Because it was always very warm, the bacteria flourished luxuriantly so it was impossible to keep milk (where there were no refrigerators). The milk began to ferment in the heat. The debris that remained in the barrels in which the milk was then kept evolved into a creamy substance.

One can imagine that in a culture in which there is little or no waste, someone tasted it. This can be regarded as the first yogurt. Hopefully they ate it with apples or something good like that.

Only in the twentieth century was a yogurt product truly sold.  Isaac Carasso in 1919 brought yogurt to the market in Barcelona. He named the product Danone in honor of his son Daniel after taking him on a trade mission and this later emerged as the Dannon brand. Yoplait yogurt is just another brand of yogurt. The yogurt that is mentioned above is not Greek yogurt, which is made from goat cheese.

Yogurt quickly became even more popular than custard which itself had come on the market around the same time. One can make homemade yogurt quite easily. Another way to reap the health benefits is to enjoy this awesome food as a frozen confection.

Yogurt

Yogurt for Skin

Yogurt, like Activia, not only contains bacteria that are good for the digestive tract, (probiotic enzymes), balances pH., and helps build the immune system. Natural yogurt can ensure sufficient calcium for bones, hair, and skin, as well as help lubricate the skin with little concern for lactose-intolerance. For example, a yogurt mask does wonders and costs almost nothing. Just apply some yogurt to clean the skin, let sit for fifteen minutes and rinse it off with warm water. This mask does the following:

1. The lactic acid removes the excess oil and adds protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
2. The lactic acid brings back moisture to the skin.
3. The applied yogurt removes dead skin cells.
4. The skin feels smooth and soft again.

Other Health Benefits

Another health benefit of yogurt is for use on your sunburn.  Yogurt can also re-hydrate, cool and soften skin after sunburn. It is all natural and contains no toxic chemicals.

Natural yogurt, whether store bought or made at home is not the magic bullet that will cure everything. It should, however, be one of the best nutritional steps we can take to optimize health.

From gastrointestinal disorders, to yeast infections, diarrhea and stomach ulcers by suppressing the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the benefits are hard to ignore.