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Yogurt: A Top Food for Fighting Inflammation

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  • Yogurt is one of the best fermented foods available, especially if you choose to make your own using raw organic milk from grass fed cows
  • Scientists continue to draw out the many health benefits of yogurt and new research suggests this popular dairy product may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and postmeal metabolism booster
  • Keep in mind the many varieties of yogurt available at the supermarket — including some organic brands — contain high amounts of health-damaging additives such as artificial colors, artificial flavors, sugar and sugar substitutes
  • If you suffer from high blood pressure, you may be interested to know researchers have linked higher yogurt consumption to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive men and women
  • When you make your own yogurt, you gain its healthy milk-derived nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin and vitamin A, as well as the beneficial probiotics you need for optimal gut health, plus cancer-fighting conjugated linoleic acid

By Dr. Mercola

While I believe yogurt is one of the best fermented foods available, particularly if you make your own, scientists continue to conduct research aimed at drawing out new health benefits for this popular dairy product. The latest news, out of the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, suggests yogurt is not only a wonderful inflammation fighter, but also a beneficial "appetizer" that may boost your postmeal metabolism.

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