There are surprisingly good facts about eating yogurt. According to a study reported in the American Journal of Hypertension, a diet that includes yogurt can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with high blood pressure. The study examined the data from over 55,000 women and 18,000 men over a span of 30 years. The results show that both men and women who included more yogurt in their diet had an average of 20% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease or a stroke.
How does yogurt affect your risk of having heart issues? Researchers have found that yogurt helps the heart by improving vascular stiffness. Vascular stiffness is a condition that can cause arteries to be blocked resulting to a heart attack.
“Our results provide important new evidence that yogurt may benefit heart health alone or as consistent part of a diet rich in fiber-rich foods, vegetables and whole grains,” states research author, Justin R. Buendia, PhD.
While yogurt might be an excellent addition to your diet, the best way to be definite is to consult your doctor before making any dietary changes.
Read more about the study here: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/the-health-benefits-of-yogurt/