Yogurt – lead Turkish origin – is an ancient food that is obtained from a milk processing, which are added to milk enzymes, resulting in a thick cream, but agreeable acid taste, rich in live cultures. Every ounce of yogurt contains about one billion live lactic acid bacteria. In addition to having a nutritional value equal to that of milk, yogurt is easier to digest. It also has detoxifying powers and serves as a support for those undergoing antibiotic therapy.
For whom is yogurt?
For lightness and nutritional properties, the yogurt is helpful to pregnant women, children and the elderly, who benefit as an adjunct in the treatment of osteoporosis. Yogurt is also used for smoking (and especially those who want to quit smoking) as those living in polluted environments, because it acts as a powerful cleansing. In particular, it is the ideal food for those who want to lose weight. Let us see why.
An ally for those who want to lose weight
Yogurt, first of all, we can save calories: in fact, its creamy texture makes it a must to prepare savory sauces and cream cakes in standard procedures such as mayonnaise, butter or cream. In this way, it becomes a useful alternative to yogurt dressing much more fat and therefore inadvisable in any weight loss diet.
Better to replace the mayonnaise
Here’s an example, we can replace the mayonnaise (650 calories per 100 grams) with a yogurt sauce ten times less calories (100 grams of yogurt correspond to 65 calories). Just take a cup of yogurt (125 grams) and a soft boiled egg, 50 grams of tuna in brine, 6 fresh basil leaves, 4 anchovies, a tablespoon of capers. Blending all these ingredients and use to season in place of mayonnaise. By reducing to one-tenth the total caloric intake.
With the yogurt you can make a sweet cream that rewards balance
Similarly, we can replace the cream cakes made of cream, hazelnuts, chocolate (all high in calories: between 500 and 600 kcal per 100 g), customizing the yogurt with a teaspoon of honey or jam, a pinch cinnamon, vanilla or cocoa, a handful of raisins or grated orange peel. This creamy foundation, easy home preparation, can be used to “garnish” salad or fresh fruit in the oven: energy intake of these preparations (50-60 kcal per 100 g) is ten times lower than that of the traditional cream cakes, which normally are used to “quench” or afternoon food cravings to satisfy the desires dictated by hunger at night.