Detox your Diet: Why is yogurt healthy for you?

by Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND December 04, 2008

Yogurt is a fermented low-fat dairy product made by adding bacterial cultures to milk, which causes the transformation of the milk's sugar, lactose, into lactic acid. Fermentation allows the bacteria, yeasts and molds to "predigest" and therefore break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to create "probiotics" which offer healthy bacteria into our digestive tract. This helps keep our immune system strong and supports our overall digestive health.

Yogurt contains probiotics which are healthy bacteria. This healthy bacterium gets ingested and goes to the digestive tract to boost the immune system, by preventing the unhealthy bacteria to bind to the digestive tract. Yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium, which is an important mineral that is responsible for bone health.

High quality yogurt contains live bacteria, which boosts the immune system and strengthen bones. Look for a high quality organic yogurt at your local grocery store.

Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND
Dr. Sharleen Hawco ND


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