The benefits of plain yoghurt for women

How plain yoghurt is good for women

What's the fuss about women needing to eat plain yoghurt? We look at how beneficial plain yoghurt is to a woman's health...

Woman eating plain yoghurt iStock
Woman eating plain yoghurt/ iStock

Plain yoghurt is one of the recommended healthy foods and often features in diets. 

That is because it is packed with nutrients. 

According to Healthline, yoghurt contains: 

- Calcium, which is beneficial to teeth and bones. 

- Vitamin B12 and riboflavin, which can help protect against heart disease and certain neural tube birth defects. 

- Phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, which are great for helping regulate blood pressure, metabolism, and bone health. 

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Benefits for women 

Plain yoghurt has been proven to have added health benefits for females. 

Yoghurt contains probiotics which can improve vaginal health.  

Medical News Today reports: "Using yogurt that contains helpful bacteria may restore a healthy balance of yeast and bacteria in the vagina. Lactobacillus releases hydrogen peroxide, which kills Candida, helping to combat a yeast infection."

Apart from helping with vaginal health, plain yoghurt is also great for the skin because it has lactic acid which prevents break-outs and moisturises the skin.

It can also be used as a deep conditioning treatment for the hair. 

READ: Six benefits of plain yoghurt

Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor on any health-related issues.

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