Yogurt and Health
Yogurt is a healthful food and a useful source of minerals and vitamins. What’s more, yogurts that contain live or “active” bacteria cultures may help suppress the growth of harmful micro-organisms in the body.
- An excellent source of calcium and phosphorus.
- Provides useful amounts of vitamin A, several B vitamins and zinc.
- More digestible than milk for people with lactose intolerance.
- Flavored, sweetened commercial yogurt may be high in calories.
Yogurt Goes With Everything
Fruit smoothie: Combine ½ cup plain yogurt with ½ cup diced ripe fruit, add one or two ice cubes, and puree in a blender.
Yogurt shake: Blend ½ cup fruit-flavored frozen non-fat yogurt with ½ cup low fat milk until creamy.
Cucumber dip: Peel, seed, and dice a large cucumber and combine with 1 cup plain yogurt, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh herbs. Serve as a dip for vegetables or a dressing for salad.
Mild salsa: Mix ½ cup plain yogurt with 1 mashed ripe avocado, 1 diced tomato, and chilli powder to taste. Serve as dip with tortilla chips.