Frozen yogurt is a popular alternative to ice cream and it offers a number of health benefits. Studies show that as early as the 1990s, approximately 10% of the whole dessert market is comprised of frozen yogurt brands. Frozen yogurt is known to help shed fat, stabilize the gut microflora, strengthen the immune system, and even treat UTI. The “live and active cultures” in yogurt give regular yogurt its distinctive, tangy taste. Below is an excerpt from SymptomFind.com which elaborates on the health benefits of frozen yogurt:
- Microflora in the intestines: it adjusts the balance of organisms, in the intestines. This can potentially help suppress diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and other discomforts that can occur in the digestive system.
- Immune system: Probiotics can enhance the body’s ability to recover from infection, and potentially improve the success of certain drug therapies.
- Lactose Intolerance: Probiotics found in frozen yogurt help break down lactose, giving those who are lactose intolerant a chance to enjoy a dairy product without the regular discomforts [..]
Eliminates belly flab
This frozen delight is a significant source of calcium, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements, which also claims that yogurt contains an average of 103 milligrams of it in one-half cup. In fact, studies show that incorporating 18 ounces of yogurt to your daily diet causes your body to burn fat instead of storing it. However, it was noted that frozen yogurt has to be taken in moderation as it is not completely sugar and fat-free.
Fuels your muscles
A long day of workout depletes your muscles’ energy. The high protein of yogurt gives you an adequate supply of amino acids necessary for repairing muscles. In addition, yogurt can satisfy your hunger better in contrast with food that is low in protein.
A complementary treatment for UTI
According to University of Maryland Medical Center, taking a probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus acidophilus with 5-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day can reduce the symptoms of UTI. Experts say that these supplements need to be refrigerated to maximize results.
On the whole, frozen yogurt remains a healthier snacking treat and a stable ground for entrepreneurs. Market researcher Packaged Facts says that about 2.7 billion sales of frozen yogurt are expected in the next five years. With all the worldwide craze about it, you may consider looking into an exciting frozen yogurt franchise opportunities, such as Fresh and Healthy Brand’s yogurt franchise program, Yo-Good.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Health Benefits of Frozen Yogurt, SymptomFind.com, October 12, 2011)