posted 01-05-2005 03:16 AM
Hi again Daisy,
Good to see ya back!
Yes, eating Yogurt would certainly be of help.
3 Good reasons to eat Your Yogurt
It fights colds. In a yearlong test, subjects who ate 3/4 cup of yogurt daily had 25 percent fewer colds than non-yogurt eaters. It's best to start at least three months ahead of cold season.
It soothes stomachs. Yogurt will help if you suffer from stomach pain, excessive gas, so-called spastic colon or other forms of abdominal distress.
It may be anti-cancer. Yogurt has been linked to lower rates of breast cancer in women.
Its better to buy low-fat Yogurt with live, active or living cultures listed on the label. Some makers also add Lactobacillus acidophilus, which many think gives the yogurt an added health bonus.
Yogurt contains as much potassium as a banana excellent source of the B vitamin riboflavin improves lactose (the carbohydrate in dairy products) digestion by aiding production of the enzyme lactase.
Active cultures present in some types of yogurt protect against diarrhea and are helpful in strengthening the immune system.
Yogurt may also help reduce risk of colon and breast cancer by improving our immune system defenses.
The carton should clearly indicate the yogurt contains "live and active" cultures such as Lactobacillus acidophilus or Bifidus. These types of cultures help keep our digestive systems strong and healthy.
Look for at least 300 mg calcium per serving.
Choose yogurt that contains the least amount of added sugars. Typically these brands will contain no more than 250 calories per serving.
Pay attention to expiration dates, since the amount of beneficial active cultures decrease after that.
We suggest that you eat Yogurt after every meal, much as you would a dessert.
We hope this helps. Do not hesitate to write us again.
Good luck! H.
[This message has been edited by Herbalist (edited 01-05-2005).]