Yogurt Should Be A Dinner Appetizer

May 17, 2018

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We think of yogurt as a breakfast staple not as an appetizer for Chicken Marsala!  But the properties that make it great for your digestive system shouldn’t be isolated to mornings.  Eating yogurt as an appetizer before meals could ease inflammation, hypertension and boost gut health, a new study has found. In the 60 women tested, those who are 12 ounces of low-fat sweetened yogurt every day, were found to off-set the inflammation caused by saturated fat of meats and carbs. The study is the latest to show fermented dairy products like yogurt and cheese can have transformative effects on gut health and inflammation, running against the popular health fad of shunning dairy products.  Chronic inflammation is bad for the body associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases. While inflammation can be good as it is part of the body's innate immune system, when it lasts too long it can lead to where the body essentially attacks itself, wreaking biological havoc on our organs and systems. While anti-inflammatory medications work to reduce swelling they carry their side effect risks. Yogurt on the other hand appears to offer anti-inflammatory benefits without many side effects. It is not clear whether there is an 'upper limit' for how much yogurt a day is beneficial.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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