Yogurt does a body good

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There’s a superhero lurking in the dairy case, and its abilities go far beyond tasting great. In two recent Yahoo! articles, yogurt has been pegged as a way to keeping a body healthy both inside and out.  

The first article, provided to Yahoo! by Rodale, listed nine food cures and named yogurt as a way to fight colds.

“Start bolstering your immune system for fall and winter by downing a cup of probiotic-rich yogurt every day,” the article stated. “Those good bacteria strengthen your immunity and have been associated with a 42 percent lower risk of getting upper respiratory infections, such as colds.”

Read, “9 Weird Food Cures.”  

Yogurt was also named in Marie Claire’s Top 10 Beauty Foods. Calcium helped push low-fat yogurt into the number two spot, cited for strengthening bones, nails and teeth. Click here for the full list.

This isn’t the first time yogurt has been named as a way to stay healthy. Research has shown that it does everything from fighting stress to relieving diarrhea, from promoting weight loss to fighting pain.



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