Our second Super Fat Fighter is yogurt. A calcium-rich food, yogurt has up to 50% more calcium per ounce than milk. Calcium-rich foods have slimming superpowers. If you get too little of this mineral your body may be more likely to pack away calories as fat. Yogurt is a potent source of calcium and better yet, it's probiotics may help keep belly fat under control.
More reasons to incorporate yogurt into your daily routine:
1.Yogurt is easier to digest than milk. Many people who cannot tolerate milk, either because of a protein allergy or lactose intolerance, can enjoy yogurt. The culturing process makes yogurt
more digestible than milk. The live active cultures create lactase, the enzyme
lactose-intolerant people lack, and another enzyme contained in some yogurts
(beta-galactosidase) also helps improve lactose absorption in lactase-deficient
3. Yogurt can decrease yeast infections.
Research has shown that eating eight ounces of yogurt that contains live and
active cultures daily reduces the amount of yeast colonies in the vagina and
decreases the incidence of vaginal yeast infections.
4.Yogurt can lower cholesterol. There are a few studies that have
shown that yogurt can reduce the blood cholesterol. This may be because the
live cultures in yogurt can assimilate the cholesterol or because yogurt binds
bile acids, (which has also been shown to lower cholesterol), or both.
5. Yogurt is a "grow food." Two nutritional properties of yogurt
may help children with intestinal absorption problems grow: the easier
digestibility of the proteins and the fact that the lactic acid in yogurt
increases the absorption of minerals. And even most picky-eaters will eat
yogurt in dips and smoothies and as a topping.
Herbed Spinach Yogurt Dip
1 1/2 cups Greek style yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
2 tsp avocado oil
Pinch sea salt
1 cup organic baby spinach, diced
Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Place mixture in refrigerator and chill for approximately 1 hour before serving.