The health benefits of yogurt
A couple of weeks ago in one of my videos, I mentioned that I have been recovering from a virus, that has left me suffering fatigue and horrible dizzy spells.
One of the few things that I have found that have been helping in my recovery is yogurt, in particular Greek yogurt.
I like Greek yogurt as I like to mix in berries and chai seeds, or I might might mix it into a rice or pasta dishes, its incredibly versatile in the ways it can be used.
Many of the health benefits are already well known with natural yogurt:
- Promotes bone health and aids digestion.
- Contains active live bacteria known as probiotics, which help to keep the intestines healthy.
- Yogurt contains calcium, vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, potassium, and magnesium.
- It is a protein source making it useful in weight loss.
- Consuming yogurt may help to protect against type 2 diabetes.
How does yogurt help with fatigue?
I decided to look up to see why yogurt has been one of the few things helpful in my recovery.
Fatigue is a lingering tiredness, exhaustion, weariness, lethargy, and listlessness, which renders the person incapacitated to function at their optimum best. This isn't the tiredness that comes from a long day at work or a sleepiness night.
Fatigue is far more debilitating, entailing feelings of apathy, and demotivated along with physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.
A study in 2018 found that yogurt helped to recover from summer heat fatigue, this is due to the amount of protein, carbohydrates, and probotics found in yogurt.
Probotics help to combat inflammation, in the gut, enhancing digestion and the metabolizing nutrients in the food we eat, helping to protect against infections, stimulating the immune system, regulating the intestinal system bringing balance to our gut health, which in turn boosts our immune system.
How does yogurt help with dizziness?
There are many things that can cause dizziness, insufficient blood supply, anemia, migraines, ear- related disorders, lightheartedness caused by the flu or other virus, low blood pressure, dehydration, to name a few.
Yogurt being a protein source helps to provide amino acids, which helps to stabilise, blood sugar levels, and help to prevent or reduce dizziness.
There are many studies on how protein helps to stabilise blood sugar levels, making it highly important for those who suffer from diabetes and hyperglacimia.
So yogurt has been highly useful in my recovery over the last few weeks.