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Health Conditions and Yogurt Consumption

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Yogurt consumption and impact on health conditions

We published a couple of articles about the healthy yogurt nutrients and yogurt health benefits. In this blog, we will focus on how consuming yogurt can be even more beneficial for individuals who have certain health conditions.

If you happen to have lactose intolerance, milk allergy, diabetes or you are obese/overweight, keep on reading on the impact yogurt may have on your overall health and well being.

Lactose intolerant individuals

Lactose Intolerance – yogurt contains milk sugar called lactose.
Lactose-intolerant individuals might have side effects when consuming yogurt. Yogurt tolerance among lactose-intolerant individuals is mainly because yogurt contains less lactose than milk, delays gastric emptying, and contains lactic acid bacteria. The lactic acid bacteria must be live and present in sufficient quantities (108 bacteria/ml) to be of benefit. By consuming yogurt, lactose-intolerant individuals can benefit from getting the needed calcium requirements. Calcium deficiency leads to osteoporosis. It is also suggested to consume smaller portion of yogurt so there is enough lactase available in the intestine to digest the lactose.

Diabetes

There is some amount sugar found in milk. Depending on how yogurt is made, there could be additional sugar added to the store bought yogurt. Hence, individuals who have diabetes should be careful of the amount of yogurt they consume. If you follow our homemade yogurt recipe, you can successfully eliminate all those unnecessary added sugars in your yogurt.

Milk Allergy

Milk allergy is triggered by the milk proteins whey and casein. Since those proteins are present in yogurt, individuals who have milk allergy might have a reaction to the yogurt.

Overweight/Obese

Yogurt is a high density nutrient food and is recommended that people regularly consume it for all the benefits it has to the human health. However, if you are overweight or obese you need to watch for the calorie’s intake and consume it in moderation.

Our yogurt recipes

Here are some healthy recipes taken from our website to give you some ideas on ways to consume yogurt.

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* Information and statements made by be Healthy be Happy are for education purposes only and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. be Healthy be Happy does not provide medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by be Healthy be Happy are not to replace conventional medical service. Any choices and decisions you are making are at your own risk. If you have a medical condition or health concern, contact your physician.

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