According to Dr. Megan Rossi, Gut health nutrition expert, studies have linked yoghurt to a range of health benefits, due to the combined actions of the fat, proteins, calcium and bacteria. The bacteria helps to transform the fats and proteins into beneficial chemicals.

Weight management: A study from Wageningen University, involving more than 110,000 people, found that yoghurt eaters were more likely to be a healthy weight

Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes: Another study, in the american journal of Clinical Nutrition, found those who consumed 80g of yoghurt a day had a 14% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who didn't eat any

Less risk of overeating: A study by the university of Missouri, found people consumed about 100 fewer calories at dinner when their afternoon snack was a yoghurt rather than a calorie- matched chocolate bar 

Can boost nutrient absorption, possesses antioxidant powers(thanks to the fat and the lactic acid), and helps those with lactose intolerance to tolerate it better 

Some manufacturers heat-treat yoghurt to extend its shelf life, which kills the bacteria used to make it 

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