With the new year, many make resolutions to eat healthier. However, this can mean very different things to many people. For some it means eating more whole grains over refined grains, or adding a serving to veggies to dinner each night. For me, one of them is to focus on food quality over quantity.
Many of my clients think that dietitians eat perfectly but that could not be more far from the truth – we are human too! As a dietitian, I know what foods we should eat and that is what I recommend to my clients that will best serve their health.
One way to get your probiotics is through yogurt. Certain store-bought yogurts contain stronger probiotic strains than others and that is certainly something to be mindful of when you’re perusing the aisles. Probiotics are live bacterial cultures contained in food that confer a health benefit by assisting the body’s naturally ocurring gut flora. While antioxidants help scavenge free radicals in the body from damaging cells.
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Yogurt: Consuming dairy products provides health benefits, especially when it comes to our bones and teeth. Yogurt is rich in calcium which is needed for maintaining bone mass. Dairy intake is linked to improved bone health which may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Additionally, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes as well as a lower blood pressure are associated with diary intake.