What is yogurt

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:00 PM


Yogurt is a slightly fermented acid made from milk and its derivatives. Two groups of Bulgarian and streptococcus bacteria have been added to it, [1] and it is mainly a form of sour milk, such as: sour cream and fresh cream, but with less fat.

Yogurt is made when the bacteria in the milk are fermented and coagulated to turn the milk into a creamy texture, adding a tart flavor, and good bacteria are added, but if the fresh milk is heated, and kept at a temperature of about 37.78 Celsius for a few hours, it is normal to turn into milk at home. [2]

The benefits of yogurt

Inhibitor for vaginal infections

Yogurt with active bacterial groups is considered to inhibit vaginal infections; Whereas, the problem of vaginal infections is common for women with diabetes, and in a small study seven diabetic women with chronic vaginitis consumed 170 grams of sweetened yogurt daily, and although most of the women had poor control of blood sugar throughout the study, the degree of The vaginal acidity of the group eating yogurt with the active groups decreased from 6.0 to 4.0; Where the normal pH is (4.0-4.5). [3]

Increased feeling of satiety

A study at the University of Washington in Seattle tested hunger, satiety, and calories on sixteen men and sixteen women who had a snack containing 200 calories of yogurt, and even though they ate snacks of yogurt, they did not consume more calories on Next meal; As milk has led to lower rates of hunger, and greater degrees of fullness than any other snack. [3]

Reducing the risk of high blood pressure

A recent study that followed more than 5,000 Spanish university graduates for nearly two years showed a link between dairy consumption and the risk of high blood pressure. A 50% reduction in the risk of high blood pressure was observed among people who consumed 2-3 servings of low-fat dairy daily or more, compared with those who did not have any serving of yogurt. [4]


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  2. PEGGY TROWBRIDGE FILIPPONE (4-4-2017), “How to Make Your Own Yogurt” , www.thespruce.com , Retrieved 13-12-2017. Edited.
  3. ^ A b Vanya Magee, "The Benefits Of Yogurt" , the www.webmd.com , Retrieved 13-12-2017. Edited.
  4. Elaine Magee, "The Benefits of Yogurt , " www.webmd.com , Retrieved 13-12-2017. Edited.