Health and fitness experts have always touted the benefits of yogurt, and it looks like it’s high time we all started listening. A study published on PLOS ONE was able to demonstrate how Lactobacillus reuteri, a bacterium found in yogurt, helps improve immune responses to certain conditions closely associated with junk food consumption—such as abdominal bloating. Researchers observed that fast food-fed mice that were given a yogurt meal every day gained significantly less weight than subjects that were fed a diet of fast food, minus the yogurt.
Fitness Magazine cites a University of Tennessee, Knoxville study that also praises yogurt’s weight control benefits, this time as observed among people who regularly consumed the superfood:
Eat 18 ounces a day and you can drop a jeans size. People who ate that much — in conjunction with cutting their total calories — lost 22 percent more weight and 81 percent more belly fat than dieters who skipped the snack, according to research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. They also retained one-third more calorie-torching lean muscle mass, which can help you maintain weight loss.
But regardless of whether you’re looking to shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight, yogurt still has plenty of health benefits to offer. And we’re not just talking about physical health. Independent studies have reported significant positive changes in people’s cognitive and emotional processes after they began consuming yogurt on a regular basis.
It’s no wonder then that the demand for yogurt and derivative products has grown steadily over the past few years. One look at the number of new frozen yogurt brands on the market today is proof enough. And it’s a lucrative business—according to recent statistics released by Packaged Fact, the frozen yogurt business is expected to double in revenue over the next five years.
If you’re interested in getting in on the frozen yogurt business, frozen yogurt franchises like Yo-Good are an excellent start. Yo-Good is a trusted brand with operations all over the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North and Central America. What’s more, choosing Yo-Good gets you the full advantage of topnotch operational and marketing support from Fresh & Healthy Brands.
Learn more about this exciting business opportunity by visiting www.freshandhealthybrands.com and start reaping the many benefits of yogurt—health and otherwise—today.
(Article Excerpt and Image From 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Yogurt, fitnessmagazine.com)