Dairy-based Yogurt is Rich in Protein and Calcium
Yogurt is a good source of potassium, which has been shown to help ease tension inside blood vessels, according to the American Heart Association, which can help lower blood pressure, . . . Because it is made using fermentation, all yogurt, dairy and nondairy, contains probiotics. These beneficial bacteria may help maintain or restore the healthy microorganisms in your digestive tract, and play a key role in your body’s immune response, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Making yogurt a regular part of your diet may also help with maintaining a healthy weight. A systematic review of 22 studies published in May 2016 in the International Journal of Obesity found that eating yogurt was associated with a lower body weight, less weight gain over time, and a smaller waist circumference compared with non–yogurt eaters. A study published in October 2017 in PLoS One even found that people who eat yogurt at least once a week were 18 percent less likely to develop gum disease.
With all these benefits, it’s little wonder that research has found that eating yogurt regularly is associated with better diet quality in general.