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Zeno’s Yoghurt has several health benefits and is good for people of all ages.
Ingestion of certain active strains may help lactose-intolerant individuals tolerate more lactose than they would otherwise tolerate in other dairy products.
Probiotics synthesize vitamins by producing vitamin K, folic acid, and vitamin B12.
Harmful Bacteria Destroyed
Bacteria that might be harmful if consumed in milk are destroyed by the lactic acid in yoghurt. For this reason, in hot countries like Ghana, it is safer to eat yoghurt than to drink milk.
Eating yoghurt may help with digestion. However, only a small amount of the bacteria it contains can withstand the acidity of our stomachs and reach the intestines. Yoghurt should therefore be eaten daily to ensure that it is in our intestines at all times.
Treatment for Osteoporosis
The high calcium and protein content makes yoghurt a suitable dietary treatment for Osteoporosis (porosity and brittleness of the bones caused by loss of calcium from the bone matrix). As a Weaning Food Yoghurt is highly recommended for babies being weaned onto a solid diet as it provides all the nutrients of milk in a more solid form and its organisms are very similar to those already in the baby’s digestive tract. Yoghurt mixed with fresh fruit puree is a healthy alternative to sweetened desert for your baby.
Studies have demonstrated the efficacy of some strains of lactic acid bacteria for reducing serum cholesterol levels, presumably by breaking down bile in the gut, thus inhibiting its re-absorption (where it enters the blood as cholesterol).
Yoghurt is more digestible than milk. Within an hour of consumption, 96% of yoghurt is digested as compared to only 32% of milk· Prevents Growth of Harmful Organisms: lactic acid content yoghurt prevents growth of harmful organisms, especially those responsible for gastro-intestinal infections.
Antibiotics cause a deficiency of B vitamins and yoghurt bacteria are able to manufacture B vitamins in the intestine. Also, the live bacteria in yoghurt quickly replace the natural flora in the intestines that have been destroyed by antibiotics.
Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
Yoghurt is rich in calcium which is essential for maintaining colon health and reducing the risk of colon cancer.
Prevents Growth Of Harmful Organisms
The lactic acid content in yoghurt prevents growth of harmful organisms, especially those responsible for gastro-intestinal infections.