Yogurt — that rich and creamy stuff thatís full of calcium and “healthy” bacteria — may actually help you shed pounds.
If you think itís too yummy to have any place in a real weight loss diet, think again.
The sweet facts
When obese people followed a reduced-calorie diet that included three 6-ounce servings of calcium-rich yogurt a day, they lost a whopping 61 percent more fat overall — and 81 percent more fat around their waists — compared with those who didnít eat yogurt.
Why? It turns out the calcium in yogurt may hinder fat storage and boost fat loss. And calcium-rich dairy products like yogurt may contain additional fat-burning compounds as well. We like the RealAge definition of††why belly fat is the most dangerous kind.
Good for all of your body
According to the RealAge docs, here are a few more ways yogurt helps do a body good. Yogurt can help you:
- Smell better. Hereís how it wipes out stinky breath.
- Feel better. Find out how yogurt fortified with healthy bacteria may
- help your immune system.
- Save time . . . in the bathroom. Try this constipation-curing combo.
- Smile. Hereís what it will do for your teeth and gums.
Treat yourself to this Carrot and Yogurt Salad.
Online Source: RealAge.com
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