When is the best time to eat yoghurt?
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1. Eating yoghurt before going to bed to help you sleep. Yoghurt contains tryptophan – the amino acid that is sleep-inducing . Yoghurt reduces gastrointestinal symptoms, such as a bloated feeling and constipation. It is easy to digest and nutritious, making it a good bed time snack. Eating yoghurt before bed is healthy.
2. You can eat yoghurt after strenuous exercise to increase muscle. Muscles undergo stress and damage with intense workouts. Proper post-workout nutrition fosters the healing process of muscle fibers. Appropriate eating and timing of meals around workouts increases stamina and can help maximize your workout. Yoghurt’s nutrient content provides essential carbohydrates and proteins that the body can assimilate for muscle repair.
3. Eating yoghurt before meals to lose weight. As it is a protein-rich source, yoghurt has been found to improve your metabolism. Therefore, it helps you burn more calories throughout the day. Protein in yoghurt would also promote weight loss by filling you up and keeping you satiated for a long time.
All yoghurts are not created equal
Yoghurt is often marketed as a healthy food. However, the sugar and flavorings added to many yogurts can make them more like junk food. Go for plain yoghurt. If you like a bit of sweetness, add a teaspoon of Xilitol, honey or fresh fruit.
Which yoghurt to choose on our eating plans
If you follow our Low Fat Low GI eating plan, choose, low fat or fat free plain yoghurt.
If you follow our Low Carb High Fat eating plan, choose full cream or double cream plain yoghurt.
If you follow our Mediterranean Diet, choose Greek or full cream yoghurt.
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