Nature’s Secret Arsenal Round Two: Yogurt

Yogurt, what is it?
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Yogurt is a Turkish word meaning “To thicken”. In other words, yogurt is milk with added bacteria. Don’t squirm though about the bacteria, our body needs it.
When shopping for yogurt skip all those fruit infused, candy like deserts, and shoot straight for plain yogurt with “Live Active Cultures” on the back label. This is the ONLY yogurt that will help with what I am going to guide you through. You can add your sweetness in later but always go with plain white yogurt with “Live Active Cultures” inside.

Since I was young, I remember hearing the older folks talk about the benefits of yogurt. When I started my first job I seen them pack it for lunch, I just didn’t understand it. I hated yogurt, it was sour and tasteless. Until my doctor told me about the endless benefits of it. Which set me on a path, I thought if it is good for inside the body it has to be good for the outside as well.

I will quickly give a rundown of another one of natures secret weapons given to naturally help preserve our beauty.

“In a 2011 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, one hundred twenty adults were followed for two decades. Those who ate one cup of yogurt a day spooned their way thin.”~ Rich Food Poor Food

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Yes, Yogurt can help you trim the pounds. However, watch out not all yogurts are the same. The most plain, white, thick yogurt in the market will most likely be the healthiest. When shopping for yogurt look at the back label, under the ingredients list and look for “Contains active cultures”, “Active yogurt cultures”. Otherwise, it has been drained out in the pasteurizing process.  

Live Active Cultures Work Wonders
According to Jayson and Mira Calton in their book “Rich Food, Poor Food”  these active culture may help prevent gastrointestinal conditions like diarrhea, constipation, lactose intolerance, and inflammatory bowel disease. Yogurt also, wards off yeast infections, increases metabolism, and prevents allergy symptoms.

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Blemishes, Dark Spots, and Discoloration
Yogurt is rich in zinc which lightens skin complexion. Which is perfect for erasing blemishes, dark circles under eyes, and an uneven skin tone.
Just apply a thin layer to affected area everyday for 15-20 minutes until skin improves. Again, plain white, thick yogurt with “live active cultures”.

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I can go on and on about how good yogurt is for hair, but I stick to the basics for now

Dandruff/Itchy Scalp:
Yogurt has a “cooling effect” which alleviates the sensation of itching. It also contains natural anti-bacterial and antifungal properties which helps get rid of dandruff.

Again, Yogurt is packed full of moisture which is great for dry hair. Simply apply to hair from root to tip. Cover with a plastic cap for 25-30 minutes, and then wash out.

I hope you all found this helpful
Happy Shopping


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