Yogurt and other fermented foods have been used for centuries to help build a strong immune system. In fact studies have shown that in societies where people ate yogurt regularly their lifespan was significantly higher. Yogurt naturally does not come with added sugar and fruit syrups; if you want the benefits eat it plain or add fresh fruit or some raw honey to sweeten. For more information see the documentary MICROWARRIORS: The Power of Probiotics. For now, know that yogurt:

  • contains probiotics that are important for digestive health, overall immunity and hindering Candida growth.
  • is important for women in the prevention of yeast infections.
  • is high in calcium which is important for bones and good sleep.
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