Yogurt reduces chronic inflammation: Read these amazing facts

Yogurt reduces the risk of like bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardio metabolic illness.
Yogurt reduces the risk of like bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardio metabolic illness.

New Delhi : Talk about Yogurt and you’ll come up with so many amazing benefits which heals many health problems. A new study reveals that eating yogurt as an ‘appetizer’ may cut the risk of chronic inflammation. It turns out that yogurt in daily diet reduces the risk of like bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardio metabolic illness.

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition highlights that yogurt can help reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining. The research shows that yogurt is helpful in preventing the formation of endotoxins, which are molecules that produced by gut microbes and which are pro-inflammatory. Ruisong Pei, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US said, "Eating eight ounces of low-fat yogurt before a meal is a feasible strategy to improve post-meal metabolism and  and thus may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases."

Experts conducted a study on 120 pre-menopausal women, half of which were overweight and half were non-obese. Half of these participants were asked to eat 12 ounces of low-fat yogurt every day for nine weeks while a control group consumed non-dairy pudding for nine weeks. The dietary interference also included a serving of yogurt or non-dairy pudding followed by a large high-fat, high-carb breakfast meal. The results of the study showed that the regular consumption of yogurt as appetizer lead to an improvement in the biomarkers of endotoxin contact and irritation, for some time when the digestion took place.

However, more research on the subject might help researchers to identify the exact components which are responsible for the positive results. "Ultimately, we would like to see these components optimised in foods, particularly for medical situations where it's important to inhibit inflammation through the diet. We think this is a promising approach", said Brad Bolling, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Yogurt is a popular probiotic food and can be relished anytime round the year. In smoothies, desserts or in fresh fruits, enjoy this diary product to stay cool and healthy this summer.