A pot of yoghurt counts as one of the two or three dairy portions a day needed for healthy bones. But which is the best choice for you?
UPSET STOMACH: SOYA
bout of gastroenteritis can affect the intestinal cells that produce
lactase, the enzyme that helps digest dairy food. Swapping to soya
yoghurt (which is as calcium-rich as its dairy counterpart) for a couple
of weeks after a stomach upset is a good idea, allowing the gut time to
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: ACTIVIA
brand contains a specific strain of friendly bacteria that speeds up
the rate of food transit through the gut. In a group of women with IBS,
bloating and constipation were improved when they ate a couple of pots a
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: BLUEBERRY
yoghurts are recommended as part of a diet to lower blood pressure, but
choose one with 20 per cent blueberries and add another handful of
fresh fruit. Blueberries are packed with proanthocyanidins, which help
keep blood vessels relaxed (in turn, lowering blood pressure).
Source - Daily Mail