If you are a fan of eating yogurt, here is one more reason for you to continue eating yogurt. Eating yogurt might be able to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attacks.
According to an article in the Independent, a study published in the American Journal Of Hypertension has found that by consuming more yogurt in your diet, it can reduce your risk of getting heart attacks or heart diseases later in your life.
Participants who consumed more than two servings of yogurt were able to reduce their risk of heart diseases and stroke by 20 percent. While women who had more than two servings of yogurt were able to reduce heart attacks risk by 30 percent. Men, on the other hand, were able to reduce their heart attacks risk by 19 percent.
“Our results suggest that higher long-term yoghurt intake is associated with lower CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk among hypertensive men and women,” the authors of the study wrote.
For those who are not a fan of eating yogurt, you should really start putting it in your diet now. Besides reducing the risk of heart attacks, apparently, yogurt can help fight off diabetes and protect your gut as well.
According to new UK research, people who ate around 1/3 cup of the white stuff daily had a 28 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than those who consumed none.
But before you go rushing to the supermarket and get your yoghurt, do take note of the yoghurt you should be buying. Not all yoghurt is created equal.
Greek-style yogurt has almost twice the protein compared to a regular non-fat type, says Claudia Correia, a dietician at Raffles Hospital. “Because of its thick consistency and acidity, it can also be used as a healthier alternative to sour cream in cooking or dips.” If you’re a fan of frozen yogurt, take note – not all types of yogurt are alike. Certain brands may not contain any live and active bacteria, and are in many cases loaded with sugar, she warns.
With that being said, you can now make your way to the supermarket and start stocking up on all those Greek yogurts.