Sunday, April 25, 2010
Yogurt is a very good source of calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin-vitamin B2 and iodine. Yogurt is also a good source of vitamin B12, pantothenic acid-vitamin B5, zinc, potassium, protein and molybdenum.
These 10 nutrients alone would make yogurt a health-supportive food with potential inclusion of live bacteria.
Eating a cup a day of yogurt that contains live L. acidophilus cultures may help prevent vaginal yeast infections. In one study, a daily 1-cup serving over six months reduced recurrent yeast infections threefold. Acidophilus not only produces an environment that repels yeast, but also releases hydrogen peroxide, which halts the growth of other microorganisms.