Do you believe if I tell, a cup of yogurt a day gives glow to skin? You gotta believe me. Yogurt not only helps for overall health as well as skin health. Yogurt is probiotic, nothing but it has good bacteria like lactobacillus or bifidobacteria which ferments lactose and produces lactic acid. To improve the health of good bacteria, it is important to feed them with prebiotics, nothing but we need to eat food that are rich in fibre like bananas, legumes, oats, etc., along with yogurt.
I was so confused to decide what’s the best title for this post.
Skin health with Yogurt/ Yogurt – Beauty tonic/ Yogurt – Wellness tonic/Yogurt and Beauty
It’s up to you to decide after you go through the post.
A cup of Yogurt a day keeps you healthy and beautiful. I guess this might be the reason that Yogurt is used in religious ceremonies in Hinduism as an offering to God where we have it later as prasad. Yogurt and honey are considered to be as “Food of God”.
- A cup of Yogurt a day helps to keep healthy digestive system, by controlling growth of harmful/toxic bacteria.
- Yogurt helps in rejuvenating the skin and strengthening the skin’s innate immunity, reduces scars and blemishes and many other skin issues.
- Prevents wrinkles on skin by flushing out toxins from gut.
- Anti-aging: Protects against pollution and free radicals, all of which can accelerate aging.
- Helps to hydrate skin.
- Protects from sun damage.
Yogurt can be ingested as well as applied topically to get the double benefits of it. Yogurt can be used in face and body packs.
Having a cup of yogurt a day promotes hair growth, and for a healthy and strong hair. Protein in the yogurt helps for hair growth. Yogurt can be used in hair packs as well.
- Retains moisture and conditions hair.
- Reduces dandruff and flakes.
- Reduces hair loss.
Bone and Nail health:
Nutrients required for bone and nail health are Calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium supports bones and teeth structure, and Vitamin D improves calcium absorption. Calcium helps strengthen nails as well.
Adults up to age of 50 years should get 1,000 mg Calcium and 600 IUs of Vitamin D per day. And adults above 50 years should get 1,200 mg Calcium and 600 IUs of Vitamin D per day.
Yes, Yogurt is a good source of calcium, don’t skip it as fat food. Having a cup of Yogurt a day can get you a part of daily calcium required, and vitamin D through exposure to sunlight. Those who are lactose intolerant can still have yogurt.
Yogurt can either be included as a part of our daily meal, or itself as a mid-day meal. It is excellent option as a post workout meal. It is always better to prepare Yogurt at home, if buying choose Yogurt with “live and active cultures”. Since I am allergic to Yogurt whey, so I prefer to have hung yogurt. Few options of having yogurt are mentioned below, options are endless.
- Plain yogurt topped with flaxseed powder or groundnut powder or fruits.
- Yogurt and fruit parfait.
- Yogurt smoothie.
- Yogurt/curd rice.
Enjoy the “Food of God”!