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Yogurt, Good for Your Tummy and Your BMI

I love yogurt. I am not lying when I say I eat it every single day. Mainly I eat yogurt because of the intestinal benefits and feel good ingredients, but now there is yet another reason to stock up on the stuff.

New research has found that women who ate three or more servings of yogurt over a two week period on average had a 15% lower body mass index (BMI) than women who didn't consume any yogurt.

Three servings of yogurt over 14 days? That's nothing. If this sounds good to you then try to incorporate yogurt into your diet.


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Debo179 Debo179 8 years
The plain European yogurt is the best, unstrained To much sugar in the fruit added yogurt. I have celiac's. I have eaten plain Pavel yogurt everyday for the last 3 years. This is what I eat daily for lunch. 3/4 cup Pavel Plain Yogurt. 1 apple. 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon organic raisins, 1/8 cup walnuts. To die for. I never get tired of it. Great for You. Protein in yogurt,lots of Omega 3's in walnuts. Natural sugar in fruit and raisin so no honey, aspartame, table sugar or other poisons are needed to sweeten.
ishop2much ishop2much 9 years
i have no problem eating cheese, but for some reason yogurt upsets my stomach. :(
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Hmm, a healthy digestive system OR a healthy glucose level...decisions, decisions. Flavored yogurts are just dairy + sugar. I think this probably has something to do with portion control. They are in little containers that tell you when to stop, so say, you're not downing a bag of chips instead. People who would eat yogurt are already trying to eat healthier. I get plain, organic yogurt and mix in my own fruit, some vanilla extract, and maybe some Splenda every once in a while. It makes me feel great!
Porkchopz Porkchopz 9 years
I eat yogurt nearly every morning, too. Here's my favorite breakfast, all mixed up in one bowl: -3/4 cup Pavel plain lowfat yogurt - One very ripe mashed banana -1/2 cup chopped strawberries - 2 tbsp flax seeds (whole or ground)
bandages bandages 9 years
I miss regular yogurt! I used to eat it all the time. (I'm a lactose intolerant)
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i eat yogurt every single day. i usually get very bored with the same food, but Danone 8-pack is all i need for breakfast, of course i consume only one portion :) but i hate the apricot one.
kellyanne kellyanne 9 years
Hooray! Yogurt is one of my favorite foods! I eat either Greek yogurt or Dannon's Light & Fit. Sp yummy!
emalove emalove 9 years
I love yogurt! One of my favorite foods. I eat a Yoplait Light everyday at lunch...sometimes after dinner too. I grew up loving yogurt, my mom always kept tons of Yoplait in the house. It's so good for you!
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Its 3 servings over a 2 week period....not in one day. Thats a bit too much yogurt for me. :D
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Amen fitsugar!! I have been singing the praises of yogurt a lot lately...i am especially in love with lime yogurt! :D Anyway...its so good for you and its really good to settle an upset stomach too. I eat it just about every day!
nikkeeb nikkeeb 9 years
yeah, i think it completely depends on the yogurt, though. that yoplait has SO much sugar!! add some blueberries (one of the 12 healthiest foods according to a cookbook i recently saw) to some plain yogurt and i have no doubt it's got more than just one health benefit
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
When i'm not eating Activia, I usually just have some plain yogurt with fruit and a bit of honey.
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
Yogurt is my best source of protein next to egg whites, love it! Mmm, Fage greek yogurt with a little honey or fruit is sooooo good.
moonischasingme1 moonischasingme1 9 years
I eat yogurt every single day as well. My favorite is Stonyfield farms.
Monoka Monoka 9 years
This is great! i like eating yougurt, my mom always brings some, and we bought the yoplait kind, that suports Breast Cancer Awarness ;)
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I think it probably has more to do with the fact that most people who eat yogurt regularly are probably healthy eaters, and most people who eat healthy are also concerned about exercize. You could just as easily substitute yogurt for another low calorie snack and still weigh the same.
emilyplayscello emilyplayscello 9 years
The live and active cultures (probiotics) in yogurt have great health benefits, but many commercial yogurts are loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Your safest bet is plain greek (or European style) yogurt, which is strained. It makes for a thicker, creamier yogurt with far less sugar and no additives. Plus, it's delicious! Emily from the Healthy Eating blog
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
Nikolem2, you hit the nail on the head. It's easy to manipulate research when a company is looking for a specific answer that is beneficial to them. I wouldn't believe any research that is sponsored by a biased source.
Makeuplovingirl Makeuplovingirl 9 years
I really doubt that if you just start eating 3 cups of yogurt a day your BMI will drop 15 percent. It's more likely that women who diet eat more yogurt than women who don't. I like it anyway :)
nikolem2 nikolem2 9 years
Hmm... I'd be skeptical of this research, which was funded and conducted by General Mills, the maker of Yoplait yogurt.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i love it! sooo yummmie!!! :) MMMmmmmm
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I have yogert pretty much everyday! I love it and it's soooo good for you! Yum!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
So ironic this is posted today. I've never been one for yogurt but yesterday picked up some Activia beecause I've read how great it is for you. Although I'm still not a huge fan, it's not as bad as I remembered and I think this will bcome a new staple in my diet. :)
suheilly13 suheilly13 9 years
Yogurt is good and cheap. I eat one Activia yogurt everyday as a snack between lunch and dinner.
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