A Yogurt a Day…

Studies have proven the benefit of yogurt being added to your diet.  By consuming as little as a cup of yogurt each day can make a big difference.  Especially, if you are suffering from post-menopausal osteoporosis.

Yogurt is a healthy snack that is packed with calcium and several other nutrients that help post-menopausal women maintain strong and healthy bones.

If you are concerned about developing osteoporosis or looking for a way to manage the disease, you should incorporate yogurt into your diet.

Benefitting from yogurt depends on what kind you are eating.  Below is a quick checklist of which types of yogurt are best for your post-menopausal diet:

  • Plain yogurt as opposed to the fruit-flavored varieties because it usually contains more calcium and less sugar
  • Low-fat yogurt will help you watch your cholesterol
  • Fresh yogurt is better than frozen yogurt, which does not have as many live cultures
  • Plain, nonfat Greek strained yogurt could be the best option because it is rich in calcium and other essential nutrients.  It also has twice as much protein as other yogurts

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? You can boost the flavor, and sweetness, of plain yogurt by adding fresh strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.

If you are suffering from post-menopausal osteoporosis and would like to control it with diet, you can contact 718-206-6023 at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for an appointment with a nutritionist.


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