We've all heard mixed information about yogurt. From 'it's good for your digestive system' all the way to 'it has too much sugar and fat'. So what is it? Should we choose yogurt for a snack or skip it all together?
Current research supports the consumption of yogurt, especially for women! Yogurt provides a great dose of calcium, which is vital in preventing osteoporosis, something we as women are already more prone to than men. In addition to the supply of calcium, yogurt is thought to help with stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and possibley aid in the prevention of breast cancer. We can't get all these benefits from medications, so go on and eat your yogurt!
Don't just buy any yogurt, however. Choose one that's organic and low in fat. Read the list of ingredients, and be sure to avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweetners.