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Health benefits of yogurt?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Many:): First, it contributes healthy bacteria to your digestive tract; it is the original probiotic! This can improve digestion as well as immune function. Yogurt is a dairy product and as such contains good amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains other nutrients found in dairy foods like vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Choosing non- or low-fat versions eliminates it's downside: fat.
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
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