Our body has more number of bacteria than human cells and more than 500 species of bacteria live in the digestive tract alone out of which most of them are beneficial. But still some types of bacteria make harmful effects in vagina and urinary tract.
Yogurt is a liquid food prepared by fermenting milk with different cultures of bacteria. The added bacteria consumes the sugar present in milk and it expels lactic acid. During strenuous exercise this same lactic acid is produced in muscles.
For many centuries yogurt has been used as a multi purpose healer. When ‘active cultures’ (or live cultures) of bacteria are added to milk there are amazing health benefits. The reason is a group of organisms called probiotics (includes Lacto bacillus acidophilus, Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus balgaricus) guards the body from harmful bacteria. Some types of bacteria present in yogurt reduces acids, which are capable of killing other harmful bacterias and germs. Bacteria causing germs are also killed by them.
Eat for stomach disorders
- Regular yogurt eaters are less affected by antibiotics- associated diarrhea.
- Generally the anti biotic we take kills both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria and this leads to stomach problems, menstrual cramps, flatulence and more.
- Helps to prevent diarrhea in kids and babies.
- Reduces the effect of bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Helps in easing out certain types of food poisoning.
- When yogurt is regularly taken in with high fiber diet it can prevent diverticulosis.
Thrush is a mouth and throat infection causes by a yeast fungus called Candida albicans, which inhibits the vagina. People who regularly consume 250g of live yogurt a day are less affected by this infection. Acidophilus supplements are used along with Yogurt for treating thrush. Yogurt has a soothing effect but it cant cure thrush completely.
Guards the bladder
People who regularly consume yogurt are less affected by urinary tract infections.
Improves Immunizing power
Regular high yogurt consumption boosts the levels of gamma interferon. Gamma interferon is a protein produced by WBC which helps immune system to fight against infectious germs.
Fighting against cancer
Patients with bladder cancer can consume yogurt to prevent the repeated occurrence of tumors. The acidophilus present in yogurt performs this action by fighting against bacteria that creates cancer causing agents.
Strengthens your bones
No problem if your lactose intolerant. Yogurt is easily digestible and you can take it instead of milk. Actually yogurt is more rich in calcium than milk. Generally adults above the age of 40 especially women need more calcium as their bones become weak and for them yogurt is a great choice.
So start consuming yogurt right from today and have a healthy life.