yoghurt- the king of milk products

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Yoghurt comes from milk. So yoghurt eaters will get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium.

Live strains of “good bacteria” are also found in many yoghurt products hence called a probiotic.

Benefit no 1:- heart friendly

Another good reason to heart yogurt: “Consuming fat-free and low-fat yogurt may help lower your risk of developing high blood pressure,” says Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Special proteins in dairy regulate BP, and high levels of calcium, magnesium, and potassium contribute to the blood pressure-lowering effect.

Benefit No. 2:-help the gut keeping it healthy

While more study is needed, there’s some evidence that yoghurt with active cultures may help certain gastrointestinal conditions, including:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Colon cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • H. pylori infection

USE IN INDIA

Da-hi is a yogurt of the Indian subcontinent, known for its characteristic taste and consistency. The word da-hi seems to be derived from the Sanskrit word dadhi, one of the five elixirs, or panchamrita, often used in Hindu ritual. Dahi also holds cultural symbolism in many homes in the Mithila region of Nepal and Bihar. Yogurt balances the palate across regional cuisines throughout India. In the hot and humid south, yogurt and foods made of yogurt are a staple in order to cool down – yogurt rice is always the last dish of the meal. Also, the vegetarian population of India derives some protein from yogurt (other than lentil and beans). Sweet yogurt (meesti doi or meethi dahi) is common in eastern parts of India, made by fermenting sweetened milk. While cow’s milk is considered sacred and is currently the primary ingredient for yogurt, goat and buffalo milk were widely used in the past, and valued for the fat content Butter and cream were made by churning the yogurt/milk.

In India , it is often used in cosmetics mixed with turmeric and honey. Sour yogurt, is also used as a hair conditionerby women in many parts of India  Dahi is also known as Mosaru (Kannada), Thayir (Tamil/Malayalam), doi(Assamese, Bengali), dohi (Odia), perugu (Telugu), Qәzana a pәәner (Pashto) and Dhahior Dhaunro

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