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Eat your Yogurt!

Eat your Yogurt!Sometimes health and skin care regimens seem too complex for the average woman to follow. Who has time to keep up with all of the new information on these subjects that flood our media today? The good news is that taking care of your body and your complexion can be much easier than it appears. One of the best steps that you can take to a healthier body and better skin care is to eat your yogurt every day. Doesn’t that sound simple?


Health Benefits

You may have heard about the health benefits of this “wonder” food, but you may be wondering how yogurt could possibly be connected to a clearer complexion and improved skin care. The answer to this question lies in the nutritional value of this product. Many types of yogurt contain live bacteria, like lactobacillus and L. acidophilus, which are considered good for our bodies. These healthy organisms are referred to as “probiotics” which literally means “for life.” Probiotics are essential to maintain a healthy balance inside our bodies that will boost our immune system and keep our digestive systems running smoothly.


Women who eat yogurt regularly have been found to have a lower incidence of yeast infections, making this food invaluable for female health. The probiotics found in yogurt are also thought to reduce the risk of colon cancer, may lower the chances of developing high blood pressure and can help prevent osteoporosis. There are so many good reasons to start grabbing a cup of that creamy stuff every day!


Beauty Benefits

Sounds good, but where does the skin care come in? These probiotics can also work in our bodies to the benefit of our complexions, leaving our skin softer, smoother and less prone to breakouts. Studies that have been done on the effects of probiotics on skin care have found benefits from these substances when they were used internally as well as topically. For maximum skin care benefits, you can eat your yogurt and wear it as a mask as well! By consuming the probiotics in your food, you can boost the healthy bacteria in your gut, which will help your body to maintain a healthy balance and process nutrients most effectively. A healthy body can slow the aging process, allowing your skin to retain its youthful glow for much longer.


You can also reap the benefits of probiotics by applying them topically in your skin care program, in the form of a cleanser or a mask. There are a number of recipes that you can whip up in your own kitchen that will address your specific skin type and leave your complexion in a healthier state than before. Not only will the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the food rid your face and skin of impurities, the lactic acid found in yogurt will tighten and soften your complexion as well. For a thoroughly moisturizing treatment, mix a cup of yogurt with a couple of tablespoons of honey. Apply to your skin, leave for five minutes and then rinse. To effectively exfoliate, mix your yogurt with dried orange peels that have been ground into powder. Apply to face, leave for fifteen minutes and then rinse.


Who knew that yogurt could be such an effective beauty boost? Enjoy your afternoon snack, and use your leftovers for the evening facial. Your body will thank you from the inside out.


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