Daily Yogurt Consumption Leads to Better Bone Health
Healthy postmenopausal women who eat at least one serving of yogurt a day have a lower body mass index (BMI), less fat, and better bone density — at least at some skeletal sites — than women who never consume yogurt, new research shows. Over time, women who ate yogurt also had less cortical bone loss than women who never ate it, and this was independent of any other factor that could account for differences in bone density, such as physical activity and total calcium intake.
@moumita Yogurt is a source of nutrients, in particular calcium and protein, but it also contains fermented daily products and probiotics, all of which are potentially beneficial for bone health. Women who consumed yogurt were also 6.4% leaner than those who never ate it, again independent of total energy intake and physical activity. Bacteria contained in high-quality yogurt are also present to ferment the milk, and these bacteria populate the large intestine, where they improve calcium absorption and decrease inflammation. yogurt consumption may simply be a marker of a healthy lifestyle, where women who consume a nutritious diet overall would be better protected against bone loss.