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Unleashing the Power of Yoghurt: from Breakfast to Dinner

By Mariam Hammoud
from Mariam’s Nutriscript

Yoghurt can be a go-to option for a quick and easy snack, or a delicious breakfast or even a fantastic ingredient to elevate your meals to new heights. Not only is it delicious but it’s packed with nutrients and health benefits. Keep reading to find out why you should be including yoghurt in your diet:

  1. Protein

Yoghurt is a great source of protein which is essential for the promotion of both muscle growth and repair. Whether you’re looking for a pre-workout energy boost or a post-workout recovery aid, incorporating yoghurt into your routine serves as an excellent protein-packed snack. Another great benefit of protein is that it helps you feel full which promotes weight loss.

  1. Probiotics

Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in our digestive system, which is crucial for optimal digestion. They assist in breaking down and absorbing nutrients from food, preventing digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and constipation. Probiotics work wonders for our immune system by boosting its defences against harmful pathogens. They help our body produce more antibodies and activate immune cells, acting as a shield against unwanted invaders.

  1. Calcium

Calcium helps maintain strong and healthy bones. It is a key component of bone structure and helps to prevent conditions such as osteoporosis, promoting optimal bone health and reducing the risk of fractures. Calcium is also vital for maintaining healthy teeth. It supports the development and maintenance of strong tooth enamel, which protects against tooth decay and cavities.

  1. Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is important for the metabolism of macronutrients which are carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It helps to convert food into energy, making this vitamin essential to your diet. Low vitamin B12 can lead to reduced production of serotonin which can leave you feeling down and sometimes depressed. So its important to have enough vitamin B12 in your body, to produce serotonin to help regulate your mood leave you feeling energised and happy!

Are you bored of plain yoghurt? Try the flavoured option or see below some ideas for yoghurt topping.

  • Honey, crushed nuts, pomegranate (this is my favourite)
  • Mixed nuts, coconut shavings
  • Blueberries, honey, almonds
  • Sliced banana, strawberries, chia seeds
  • Granola

Other ways to include yoghurt in your diet

  • Add it to your smoothies
  • Add it to your salad dressings
  • Make a dip, just add herbs and spices for extra flavour
  • Use it in a marinade for chicken or tofu
  • Use it as a base for a nice cold soup
  • Add into your curry sauce
  • Soak your chia seeds in yoghurt instead of milk over night

More about the author

Mariam Hammoud
Mariam Hammoud
– Mariam’s Nutriscript

Mariam has always had a strong passion for the power of food as it is a central element of life – for both health and enjoyment. She strongly believes in a holistic approach of diet and exercise as this is a great path to achieving your optimal health goals.
The ability to assist people in a blended approach to medicine, supporting the body natural is something Mariam strongly believes in.